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Prime Minister Indira Gandhi (left) and Sheikh Mujibur Rehman, the founding father of Bangladesh
Indira Gandhi, Mujibur Rehman


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Forty years ago, in a historic war that lasted just 13 days, India defeated Pakistan, marking the nation's greatest military triumph.
We salute the heroes of the 1971 War in this special section.

The flying hero of the 1971 war
His gallant action remains undiminished. It was not his day, yet Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon made it his own.
The flying hero of the 1971 war
In This Series
1971 War, Memories of Another Day
Only lucky soldiers get to see war
A soldier remembers a battle won against the odds
Three Indian blunders in the 1971 war
'I cut my leg off and ordered: 'Go and bury it'
1971, A War Hero Remembers
'Karachi burned for seven days'
The Demons of 1971
How the US tried to corner India
Exclusive: A War Hero Speaks: Part II
Exclusive: A War Hero Speaks: Part I
'He taught us not only how to live, but how to die'
1971 War: The Road to Bangladesh
A Prisoner of War Remembers: Part II
Memories of a Prisoner of War
Images: The Road to Dhaka
Should India have helped Bangladesh?Tell us!
The US-China-Pak equation
When the Gods smiled on India
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External links
US State Department on the 1971 war
Liberation Times: Daily coverage of the war
Sapra: Remembering a Liberation war
The Instrument of Surrender
The Simla Agreement
The Hamidur Rahman Report
The Official 1971 War History
Nixon: 'By God we will cut off economic aid'
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