Vicky Nanjappa

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Vijay Diwas: The ultimatum that Indian Army Chief gave Pakistan


New Delhi, Dec 16: Surrender or be wiped out. This is what Indian Army Chief, General S H F J Manekshaw had told Pakistan.

India observes Vijay Diwas’ on December 16 every year to mark its decisive victory in the war that led to the surrender of 93,000 Pakistani soldiers and creation of Bangladesh.

Indian Army Chief, General S H F J Manekshaw had asked the Pakistan army to surrender or face annihilation in the 1971 war says a new book which speaks about the pre-emptive attacks on the Indian Air Force bases on December 3 were immediately repulsed and it was clear by December 14 that Pakistan was not in a position to continue fighting.

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