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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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Today is December 16, Vijay Diwas, commemorating the end of the war 39 years ago when India defeated Pakistan.

We salute the heroes of the 1971 War in this special series.

'Karachi burned for seven days'
An exclusive interview with Admiral S M Nanda, who led the Indian Navy during the 1971 war.
Image: Admiral SM Nanda with Prime Minister Indira Gandhi after he took over as Chief of Naval Staff on March 1, 1970. CLICK HERE FOR STORY
In This Series
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!

External links
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
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