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Friday, December 16, 2005

War Has No Winners

Pakistani Tank from the 1971 Indo-Pak War, on display at the State Central Library, Shillong
December 16, 1971: Lt. Gen. AAK Niazi, supreme commander of Pakistani Army in East Pakistan, surrenders to the Allied Forces (Mitro Bahini) represented by Lt. Gen. Jagjit Singh Aurora of Indian Army. Bangladesh gains independence.

6 Comments:

aklanta said...

Yes, India won the war only to be baffled by the exodus that followed (now we scream illegal immigration!).

But a second thought, the osmosis was natural.

The Comic Project said...

From morning, only one thing i have been thinking..what's on Dec 16..then it struck me..there was a movie by that name about 2 years ago...now it hit me ... why that movie was made :) bad bad .. no sense of history but cant help when the only association one has with the bangladesh war is a movie called BORDER ;-)

Hey soumyadip..thx for visiting..we could start a therapy section in TCP? And the therapy could be "more comics" huh? Comicaholics anonymous - I like that :-)

Stay tuned..thanks to some fantastic contributors who are as unknown to me as I am to them, there's more to come.

aquamarine said...

You must read J.M.Coetzee's 'Waiting for the Barbarians'.
Posted a reply for u on my blog (India questions Aamir Khan)

dwaipayan said...

hmmmm..it reminds me of the stories i heard from mom

Vijay Krishna said...

Reminds me of the saying... "A war does not determine who is right. It determines who is left!"

Accidental Fame Junkie said...

I'm not sure who came up with the idea of war to end disputes. But whoever it was, it was a bad idea!