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Bangladesh Liberation War

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Date 26 March – 16 December1971

Location East Pakistan

Indian and Mukti Bahini victory against Pakistan
Subsequent independence of Bangladesh

Eastern Military High Command collapse

changes East Pakistan secedes to become Bangladesh

*. Mukti Bahini
India (joins the war on 3 December 1971) Pakistan

*. Pakistan Defence Forces
Commanders and leaders

General M. A. G. Osmani

Lt.Gen. J.S. Aurora

FM Sam Manekshaw

Lt.Gen. Sagat Singh

Maj.Gen. JFR Jacob LGen A.A.K. Niazi

LGen Tikka Khan

RAdm M. Shariff

Air-CDRE Enamul Huq

Bangladesh Forces : 175,000

India : 250,000 Pakistan Combatant Forces : ~ 365,000

Para Military :~250,000

Casualties and losses

Bangladesh Forces: 30,000

India: 1,426 †
3,611 Wounded (Official)
1,525 †
4,061 Wounded Pakistan
~8,000 †
~10,000 WIA
93,000 POWs
(56,694 Armed Forces
12,192 Paramilitary
rest civilians)

Civilian death toll : Estimated between 300,000 and 3,000,000

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