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

Updated On Dec 16, 2016 10:30 PM IST
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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)
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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)

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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)
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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)

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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)
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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)

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

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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)
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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)

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Villagers celebrate after 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)

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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)
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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)

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

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