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Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) Dr B D Mishra on December 16 called upon the younger generation to draw lessons from the 1971 Indo-Pak war.
Taking part in an E-conclave on the historic 1971 Indo-Pak war, organised by Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) virtually on the occasion of ‘Vijay Diwas’, the governor said that for India to become a stronger nation there must be strong political will and leadership, coupled with full defence preparedness for armed forces to thwart any eventuality.
Dr Mishra said, “The success of the war was because of the free hand given to the army by the political leadership, adequate preparation time for the war and led by one of India’s best Military Commander, General Sam Manekshaw.”
Giving an insight of the war and atrocities by the Pakistani Army on Bangladeshi civilians, he shared the narratives of the 13-day war, which had a tremendous impact in the political and socio-economic affairs in South East Asia.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu in his deliberation said that the 1971 Indo-Pak war was one of the biggest victories ever of the Indian Army.
Highlighting the bonhomie between Indian Armed forces and the people of Arunachal Pradesh, Khandu said that the state has displayed the best civil - Army relation in the entire nation.
The theme of the e-conclave was ‘Recalling the Valour of Indian Armed Forces and ending the genocide by the Pakistan Army in Bangladesh on 16th December 1971’.(PTI)