Breaking News

Asia Today ISSN 1861-4604 Saturday, January 20, 2018


Bangladesh Victory 1971: Pakistan army surrenders to allied forces


Share on Facebook December 16, 2015, Reporter : The Daily Star/ANI, Reader : 400


Dhaka, 16 Dec: The nation has observed the Victory Day paying deep tribute to the three million martyrs for their supreme sacrifice for the country's independence.

On this day in 1971, the chief of the Pakistani occupation forces, Gen AAK Niazi, along with his 93,000 Pakistani troops, surrendered at Ramna Racecourse Maidan, in Dhaka following a miserable defeat to the joint forces of Mukti Bahini and Mitra Bahini.

Historical Foto: Pakistan Army Eastern Commander Lt. General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi surrendered unconditionally on behalf of his 93,000 Pakistan troops at a public ceremony at Dhaka Ramna Race Course (now Suhrawardy Uddyan) to the Bangladesh and Indian joint command on December 16, 1971 after nine-month-long bloody war.

It was decided that General Jagjit Singh Aurora, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Command of the Indian Army, would sign the document on behalf of the victorious side while General Niazi for the defeated side. In one of the fastest surrender in military history, Niazi put his sign on the surrender document at 5:01pm (Bangladesh time) and officially acknowledges Bangladesh as a free, independent and sovereign state.> Daily Star

The video has been made with a news report of News At 10 shared on YouTube by the channel of WarPilgrim (URL: and part of a documentary shared by the channel Imran Chauhdry (URL:

More Euro Asia news of the month

Photos Drug use, terrorism "critical challenges" for South Asia-Bangladesh Envoy

New Delhi [India], Jan.9 (ANI): Emphasising the strong bilateral relations between New Delhi and Dhaka, the High Commissioner of...

Photos Bangladesh records lowest temperature in 50 years

Bangladesh experienced its lowest recorded temperature in 50 years on Monday as the mercury dropped to 2.6°C in Tetulia upazila in...

Photos Disease Outbreaks Plague Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

COX';S BAZAR, BANGLADESH - At Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh, unclean water, cramped living quarters and squalid conditions...

Photos Dhaka Police bans rooftop parties on New Year eve

Dhaka [Bangladesh], December 31 (ANI): Briefing the media about "extensive security measures" for New Year's Eve on...

Photos No religion supports militancy: CTTC chief

Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit Chief Monirul Islam said the reason militant groups are targeting youths because...

Photos Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina holds Christmas gathering for Christian leaders

The Christmas gathering was hosted on Dec. 21 by the Prime Minister at her residence with some 500 Christians ‎participating,...

Photos A disaster within a disaster: cyclone fears in fragile Rohingya camps

Pinned against the slope of a hill in Bangladesh's newly-engorged Kutupalong-Balukhali refugee camp, Mohiuddin's classroom is...

Photos Bangladesh pays homage to 1971 Liberation War casualties

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Dec 16 (ANI): Bangladesh is paying tributes to the 1971 Liberation War soldiers as the country is celebrating the...

Photos Bangladesh wishes to solve Rohingya issue amicably, says Army Chief

Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], December 9 (ANI): Bangladesh Army chief General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq on Saturday said the...

Flying Reimagined

Stock Index

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Life Style

Photo Gallery