Our wily neighbour Pakistan came into existence on August 14, 1947 when the Political Leadership of united India, at that point of time, was constrained to accept partition of the country in lieu of granting freedom. But despite getting separate Homeland they were never contented and instead persisted with hostile and inimical approach towards our country. Soon after their birth they did not concentrate on stabilisation and development but launched unprovoked armed assault on Jammu & Kashmir, which was yet to take final call on accession with India and usurped major chunk of our territory. They did not stop here but relentlessly continued with their nasty mischief and ugly tricks. They resorted to pushing trained Guerrillas inside Kashmir to jeopardise our internal security and subsequently triggered armed invasion on borders in 1965 which concluded with their crushing defeat. However, even then they were not deterred and again attacked India in 1971 which ultimately proved to be a rock solid deterrent and compelled them to change their war strategy from open war to a low intensity proxy war, after humilating defeat succumbing to part with East Pakistan which was subsequently recognised as independent country Bangladesh on the global horizon.This 1971 war was decisive in the sense that a sovereign country was ripped apart to create a new country by virtue of a well-planned and daring military action despite teething opposition of most powerful Nation, USA. The task was really herculean and extremely challenging which could have never been accomplished sans dare devil Heroes who deserve our heartiest salutations, full measure of gratitude and emotional remembrance from the core of the heart. It was not a long drawn war which broke out on December 3, 1971 as a sequel to pre-emptive Air strikes on 11 Air bases of India and lasted for only 13 days with unprecedented meek surrender by 90,000 Pakistani soldiers. This was the largest surrender since world war- II. 3,900 Indian soldiers were martyred and 10,000 injured, many with lifelong disabilities in this war. Let us move down the memory lane to register our remembrance with brief account of their action, in honour of our Heroes, the cynosure of 1971 war in following paras:-
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