1971 Indo-Pak War Altered Geography of South Asian Sub-Continent: Navy Chief
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1971 Indo-Pak War Altered Geography of South Asian Sub-Continent: Navy Chief

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New Delhi: The 1971 Indo-Pak war shaped the course of not just India’s history but also altered the geography of the South Asian sub-continent, said the Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh on Monday.

Indian Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh was speaking at a virtual conference organised by the Indian High Commission in London on Monday.

Recounting the Indian Navy’s attack on Karachi Harbour in 1975, Admiral Singh said, “1971 Indo-Pak war was a landmark event, which shaped the course of not just India’s history but also altered the geography of South Asian sub-continent. Maritime facets of the war marked the Indian Navy’s coming of age and established its credentials as a force to reckon with.”

In December 1971, the Indian Armed Forces secured a decisive and historic victory over the Pakistan Army, which led to the creation of a Nation – Bangladesh and also resulted in the largest military surrender after World War II.

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