In pics: Looking back at the Indo-Pak war of 1971

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Soldiers pay homage to martyrs at 'Amar Jawan Jyoti' at India Gate on 'Vijay Diwas' in New Delhi on Friday. (PTI)

Soldiers pay homage to martyrs at 'Amar Jawan Jyoti' at India Gate on 'Vijay Diwas' in New Delhi on Friday. (PTI)

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Defence minister Manohar Parrikar, Army chief Gen Dalbir Singh, Naval Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba and Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha pay homage to martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti. (Kamal Singh/PTI)

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar, Army chief Gen Dalbir Singh, Naval Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba and Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha pay homage to martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti. (Kamal Singh/PTI)

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Indian solider in the Shakargarh area in present-day Pakistani Punjab, during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. (photo division/Defence wing)

Indian solider in the Shakargarh area in present-day Pakistani Punjab, during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. (photo division/Defence wing)

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Indian troops advance into East Pakistan -- present-day Bangladesh -- during the Indo-Pakistani war. (Central Press/Getty Images)

Indian troops advance into East Pakistan -- present-day Bangladesh -- during the Indo-Pakistani war. (Central Press/Getty Images)

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Soldiers inspect a damaged Pakistani tank. (Photo division/defence wing)

Soldiers inspect a damaged Pakistani tank. (Photo division/defence wing)

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Indian soldiers at their post at an unknown location during the 1971 war. (Photo division/defence wing)

Indian soldiers at their post at an unknown location during the 1971 war. (Photo division/defence wing)

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Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw strategises with Jawans of the Madras regiment, which later penetrated farthest into the Shakargarh area during the war. (Photo division/defence wing)

Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw strategises with Jawans of the Madras regiment, which later penetrated farthest into the Shakargarh area during the war. (Photo division/defence wing)

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Indian soldiers stand next to the nation’s flag at an unknown location during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. (Photo division/defence wing)

Indian soldiers stand next to the nation’s flag at an unknown location during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. (Photo division/defence wing)

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Villagers celebrate after the 1971 Indo-Pak war . (Photo division/defence wing)

Villagers celebrate after the 1971 Indo-Pak war . (Photo division/defence wing)

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Lt. Gen JS Aurora, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C), eastern command, and Lieutenant General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi of Pakistan army sign surrender documents on December 16, 1971. Vice-admiral N Krishnan, Air Marshal HC Dewan, Lt Gen Sagat Singh and Maj Gen JFR Jacob are also seen in the picture. (Photo division/defence wing)

Lt. Gen JS Aurora, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C), eastern command, and Lieutenant General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi of Pakistan army sign surrender documents on December 16, 1971. Vice-admiral N Krishnan, Air Marshal HC Dewan, Lt Gen Sagat Singh and Maj Gen JFR Jacob are also seen in the picture. (Photo division/defence wing)

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Smt Indira Gandhi meeting the officers after the 1971 war. (Photo division/defence wing)

Smt Indira Gandhi meeting the officers after the 1971 war. (Photo division/defence wing)

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