Bangladesh Today: We were about 3000, Pakistan Army were 26,000...our victory was a miracle: Lt Gen (Retd) Jacob

December 5, 2012

Indian Army had played a major role in the Bangladesh's Liberation War of 1971 in which retired Lt. General J.F.R. Jacob had compelled Lt. Gen. N.A.K.Niazi, the then General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Pakistan's Eastern Army Command, to surrender publicly, despite the fact that Pakistan Army had 26,400 troops and Indian Army comprised only 3,000 soldiers. Meanwhile, General Jacob praised former Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi for taking bold and pragmatic decisions at that time, which contributed to the victory. He further revealed how the Mukti Bahini rose against the Pakistan Army and appreciated their brave acts..