Creation of Bangladesh

The civil war up to Sep 1971. The myth Mukti Bahani won the war is wrong and fallacy.
It was out right Indian aggression against a sovereign neighbour to settle the score of 1947, and that our Bengali brothers got played in their hands. Today, this realisation has dawned. Remaining and getting exploited on the hands of Hindus for centuries they erred in trusting them ignoring Hindu mindset. The forgot it was Bengali leadership in the van guard.
By end May most of the cities were under control and civil administration was restored. Gen Tikka khan, the Governor, was also a compassionate person, though famous as hard man in Baluchistan. Strict instructions were issued to restore Civil administration. As second in command, later A / CO during war, of artillery unit I was solely responsible for the entire sector from Chittagong to Sylhet. We had only Eighteen 105 mm Field guns, battery less of 120mm and about a dozen 2nd WW 2 vintage small calibre, 3.7″ calibre guns manned by Bengali Razakars. With this scanty artillery we made life of the enemy miserable. Later additional artillery units arrived by June and order of battle was changed. We were looking after Comilla, Brhamanbaria Feni Sector after June. Our small artillery setup consisted some of the Gems I shall always be proud of. What we achieved in that turbulent year is story of valour, courage, sacrifice, professional competency of these officers and men. My Commanding Officer, Lt Col Yaqub was extremely brave and bold officer. His planning and tactics made rebels to run to India across the border between March and May. Some of his bold action drew lot of ire from Bengalis and Indian. One charge, that he was too merciless when he dealt with rebels. Let me catagorilly say this is absolutely not correct. Criticism is easy in hindsight, mostly influenced by propaganda unleashed by rebel units and Indians. The fact remain, Bengali Awami League Goons had started killing Urdu speaking Biharis who had migrated to East Bengal in 1947, any one non Bengali. Just between March and April, when Pakistan army commenced operation Search Light, over three hundred thousand people were killed. In Comilla by Awami League and rebels. We were in self Defence after 3 Commondo Battalion left for special tasks, and FF was to restore writ of Government in Chittagong. There were remnants of EBR and support units, mostly Bengali. Intelligence information was pouring in thousands of Mukti Bahi were gathering outside Cantt. There was time we fearing a mob of half a million gathered by Awami League. They planned to storm the Cantt. We had to deploy guns on road axis. There were information Mukti Bahni and rebels were planning to join. It was decided by Brigade Major Sultan (Later Brigadier) and A / Comd Lt Col Yaqub to disarm Bengali troops to avoid losses. Major Bilal and two Commando officers were given task to disarm the troops. We were to secure Comilla Airport. In battles that followed there were certainly many casualties. It was impossible to recognise friend and foe. There was extremely tense situation. All families were moved to safe locality within Cantt. Throughout East Pakistan complete localities were wiped out except who managed to hide. West Pakistan origin officers, soldiers, in EBR Regiments and EPR (East Pakistan Rifles) were killed. Women were raped and killed. Pregnant mothers were torn apart. This was the state of affair all over East Pakistan. When our troops entered Chittagong the CO of FF regiment leading the advance embraced Shadat, the first senior casualty of Operation Search Light. Later. CO of the Commondo Battalion was hit when clearing and taking of reinforcement in Chittagong Port Area. Earlier Lt Col Akhtar Raja CO 10 EBR was killed in his office on order of own Second In Command on March 25, Maj Zia ur Rehman. It is he who declared Bangla Desh from Chittagong Radio Station. It was picked up by International media. Zia later became Bangladesh President in a Coup. On his assassination his wife also became President after defeating Awami League.He was killed in a counter Coup.
I had excellent set of officers whom I would say have no parallels in valour and courage. One of My Battery Commander, Capt later Major Zaman was a Bengali Officer. He fought till end later after repatriation heroes to the Rank of Brigadier in Pakistan Army. Later as Commander Artillery in Gilgit his services were commendable. My observer officers, Capt Khalild Kidwai (later Lt Gen and Chairman SPD), Capt Perwaiz Raja (later Brigadier), Lt Kiani (later Major), Capt Tufail (later Lt Col), Capt Ghani, Capt Siddiqui, while Capt Bukhari, Capt Kufait embraced Shadat. Lt Shahid (later Lt Col). All of them were gems. The braced hardships for nine months and till the end did not lay arms until ceasefire was ordered. They displayed unparalleled courage and bravery and never allowed enemy to assess we were just a regiment. After cease fire when GOC 4 Indian Division enquired from me about Commander Artillary, he was amazed when I told him we were just a regiment. He was full of praise for the gunners.
As Indians realised Mukti Bahni and rebel troops stand disintegrated, defeated and lost all area under control. India Eastern Command decided to take control of the situation directly. All East Pakistan rebel troops and Mukti Bahni was reorganised and brought under command. Hundred of Bengali Hindu of East Pakistan and Indian Origin were being recruited and organised in Mukti companies and being trained in camps in India. There were seven camps spread in India where serving Brigadiers were incharge to train recruits of Mukti Bahani. Some Bengali elements were also sent to Moscow for training.
With reorganisation the Indian intrusion in Bangladesh increased in June onwards. All along the border sabotage, ambushes and attacks on communication infrastrure increased.
Major Barkat of EPR was ambushed near Titas river in July. Similarly 33 Baluch CO Lt Col Qayum was ambushed in Salda Water lane (Salda Nadi) along with guards, Battery Commander, and RMO. I was Battery Commander with his Battalion. I was on leave to West Pakistan, in my absence Capt Bukhari was accompanying as Acting Battery Commander. They went in three boats against my advice as they were new to area. This was a fatal error and cost them with their lives. Enemy allowed the boats to pass in the jungle, on way back they were ambushed. Capt Bhukari, a gem of Officer, very brave embraced Shadat.
In Sep Mukti rebels along with Indian soldiers near Salda Nadi again intruded in to a village and killed scores of innocent people and blame was laid on Pakistan Army by Indian media. It was decided by CO 12 FF to punish intruders next time, an ambush was laid by Maj Salim and Capt Kidwai. The force successfully eliminated intruded rebels and Indians, it was Aug, 1971, near Brahaman Baria. Most, probably Indians suffered around 30 casualties, a platoon Strength. For over a month Indian media was propagating innocent Bengalis were killed. Dacca then displayed their badges of rank. Ambushes became every day affair, similar was the situation all along East Pakistan border.
The most tragic was Chandla incident near Agartala border. Prior to that in the same area I conducted an air strike. I had to forge through water and jungle to reach a spot from where I could see the target just on zero line. It was first of Ramzan as I was fasting the day was toughest in my life. We reached back at our Gun Position by midnight. In Chandla, another tragic encounter occurred between a company plus force of 12 FF in an island namely Chandla, the area is close to border and was a frequent route of Indians in the guise of Mukti Bhani. It was decided to block this route by Maj Khattak, Acting CO. Although it was September yet water had not receded. The force under Maj Naeem Khan (later retired as Federal Secretary), 12 FF, went in boats. They underestimated the enemy who was keeping close watch in the area. They allowed the force to disembark from boats. The sun was setting and there was some darkness. The island was tricky and full of marshes. We were in contact with Maj Neeem when they safely landed on the island. They were just orientating themselves when enemy opened heavy and intense fire coupled with mortar fire. The troops were exposed and had not even started making defences. The fire was so intense that within minutes our four jawans embraced shadat. There were scores who were seriously injured. Even Maj Naeem khan received half a dozen bullets in his body. The company was in shambles after so many casualties. The boat carrying cooking material and rations was sunk with food and whatever medical supplies they had. They were trying to dig but without any picks and shovels their nails were helpless. Yet injured Maj Naeem gathered his men to retaliate in whatever manner they could do. It was pitch dark now and men were fighting back valiantly hitting back any spark of fire. It went on till dawn and Maj Neem was sending SOS messages. Maj Khattak gathered another company as reinforcement but in the darkness there was danger this may also land in an ambush. He asked me what Artillery can do. My gun position officer Capt Khalid Kidwai (later lieut. General) sat in the map and created a circle around the besieged company. I asked Kidwai to make a wall of fire forcing enemy to withdraw and stop firing. We fired around four hundred artillery rounds making enemy to step back. By dawn our reinforcements reached, I accompanied. We evacuated the dead and injured to Comilla. Maj Naeem and other injured were operated and later shifted to Dacca. Naeem was sent to CMH Rawalpindi, he survived. My wife regularly visited him in hospital. That was the comradeship and love we had within our men and officers. Later he was transferred to civil on medical grounds. He rose to become Federal Secretary.
Thus by Sep 71war in fact had commenced though unannounced.
Pakistan was trying to reach to Awami League for political settlement. But Indians had kept a watch on them. They were not allowed to meet any Pakistani diplomats. All efforts were in vain. Yahya and Bhutto had committed historical error of judgment by ordering Operation Search Light against political solution and all saner advise given to them internally and internationally.
To be Continued…

xosotin chelseathông tin chuyển nhượngcâu lạc bộ bóng đá arsenalbóng đá atalantabundesligacầu thủ haalandUEFAevertonfutebol ao vivofutemaxmulticanaisonbetbóng đá world cupbóng đá inter milantin juventusbenzemala ligaclb leicester cityMUman citymessi lionelsalahnapolineymarpsgronaldoserie atottenhamvalenciaAS ROMALeverkusenac milanmbappenapolinewcastleaston villaliverpoolfa cupreal madridpremier leagueAjaxbao bong da247EPLbarcelonabournemouthaff cupasean footballbên lề sân cỏbáo bóng đá mớibóng đá cúp thế giớitin bóng đá ViệtUEFAbáo bóng đá việt namHuyền thoại bóng đágiải ngoại hạng anhSeagametap chi bong da the gioitin bong da lutrận đấu hôm nayviệt nam bóng đátin nong bong daBóng đá nữthể thao 7m24h bóng đábóng đá hôm naythe thao ngoai hang anhtin nhanh bóng đáphòng thay đồ bóng đábóng đá phủikèo nhà cái onbetbóng đá lu 2thông tin phòng thay đồthe thao vuaapp đánh lô đềdudoanxosoxổ số giải đặc biệthôm nay xổ sốkèo đẹp hôm nayketquaxosokq xskqxsmnsoi cầu ba miềnsoi cau thong kesxkt hôm naythế giới xổ sốxổ số 24hxo.soxoso3mienxo so ba mienxoso dac bietxosodientoanxổ số dự đoánvé số chiều xổxoso ket quaxosokienthietxoso kq hôm nayxoso ktxổ số megaxổ số mới nhất hôm nayxoso truc tiepxoso ViệtSX3MIENxs dự đoánxs mien bac hom nayxs miên namxsmientrungxsmn thu 7con số may mắn hôm nayKQXS 3 miền Bắc Trung Nam Nhanhdự đoán xổ số 3 miềndò vé sốdu doan xo so hom nayket qua xo xoket qua xo so.vntrúng thưởng xo sokq xoso trực tiếpket qua xskqxs 247số miền nams0x0 mienbacxosobamien hôm naysố đẹp hôm naysố đẹp trực tuyếnnuôi số đẹpxo so hom quaxoso ketquaxstruc tiep hom nayxổ số kiến thiết trực tiếpxổ số kq hôm nayso xo kq trực tuyenkết quả xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpxo so miền namxổ số miền nam trực tiếptrực tiếp xổ số hôm nayket wa xsKQ XOSOxoso onlinexo so truc tiep hom nayxsttso mien bac trong ngàyKQXS3Msố so mien bacdu doan xo so onlinedu doan cau loxổ số kenokqxs vnKQXOSOKQXS hôm naytrực tiếp kết quả xổ số ba miềncap lo dep nhat hom naysoi cầu chuẩn hôm nayso ket qua xo soXem kết quả xổ số nhanh nhấtSX3MIENXSMB chủ nhậtKQXSMNkết quả mở giải trực tuyếnGiờ vàng chốt số OnlineĐánh Đề Con Gìdò số miền namdò vé số hôm nayso mo so debach thủ lô đẹp nhất hôm naycầu đề hôm naykết quả xổ số kiến thiết toàn quốccau dep 88xsmb rong bach kimket qua xs 2023dự đoán xổ số hàng ngàyBạch thủ đề miền BắcSoi Cầu MB thần tàisoi cau vip 247soi cầu tốtsoi cầu miễn phísoi cau mb vipxsmb hom nayxs vietlottxsmn hôm naycầu lô đẹpthống kê lô kép xổ số miền Bắcquay thử xsmnxổ số thần tàiQuay thử XSMTxổ số chiều nayxo so mien nam hom nayweb đánh lô đề trực tuyến uy tínKQXS hôm nayxsmb ngày hôm nayXSMT chủ nhậtxổ số Power 6/55KQXS A trúng roycao thủ chốt sốbảng xổ số đặc biệtsoi cầu 247 vipsoi cầu wap 666Soi cầu miễn phí 888 VIPSoi Cau Chuan MBđộc thủ desố miền bắcthần tài cho sốKết quả xổ số thần tàiXem trực tiếp xổ sốXIN SỐ THẦN TÀI THỔ ĐỊACầu lô số đẹplô đẹp vip 24hsoi cầu miễn phí 888xổ số kiến thiết chiều nayXSMN thứ 7 hàng tuầnKết quả Xổ số Hồ Chí Minhnhà cái xổ số Việt NamXổ Số Đại PhátXổ số mới nhất Hôm Nayso xo mb hom nayxxmb88quay thu mbXo so Minh ChinhXS Minh Ngọc trực tiếp hôm nayXSMN 88XSTDxs than taixổ số UY TIN NHẤTxs vietlott 88SOI CẦU SIÊU CHUẨNSoiCauVietlô đẹp hôm nay vipket qua so xo hom naykqxsmb 30 ngàydự đoán xổ số 3 miềnSoi cầu 3 càng chuẩn xácbạch thủ lônuoi lo chuanbắt lô chuẩn theo ngàykq xo-solô 3 càngnuôi lô đề siêu vipcầu Lô Xiên XSMBđề về bao nhiêuSoi cầu x3xổ số kiến thiết ngày hôm nayquay thử xsmttruc tiep kết quả sxmntrực tiếp miền bắckết quả xổ số chấm vnbảng xs đặc biệt năm 2023soi cau xsmbxổ số hà nội hôm naysxmtxsmt hôm nayxs truc tiep mbketqua xo so onlinekqxs onlinexo số hôm nayXS3MTin xs hôm nayxsmn thu2XSMN hom nayxổ số miền bắc trực tiếp hôm naySO XOxsmbsxmn hôm nay188betlink188 xo sosoi cầu vip 88lô tô việtsoi lô việtXS247xs ba miềnchốt lô đẹp nhất hôm naychốt số xsmbCHƠI LÔ TÔsoi cau mn hom naychốt lô chuẩndu doan sxmtdự đoán xổ số onlinerồng bạch kim chốt 3 càng miễn phí hôm naythống kê lô gan miền bắcdàn đề lôCầu Kèo Đặc Biệtchốt cầu may mắnkết quả xổ số miền bắc hômSoi cầu vàng 777thẻ bài onlinedu doan mn 888soi cầu miền nam vipsoi cầu mt vipdàn de hôm nay7 cao thủ chốt sốsoi cau mien phi 7777 cao thủ chốt số nức tiếng3 càng miền bắcrồng bạch kim 777dàn de bất bạion newsddxsmn188betw88w88789bettf88sin88suvipsunwintf88five8812betsv88vn88Top 10 nhà cái uy tínsky88iwinlucky88nhacaisin88oxbetm88vn88w88789betiwinf8betrio66rio66lucky88oxbetvn88188bet789betMay-88five88one88sin88bk88xbetoxbetMU88188BETSV88RIO66ONBET88188betM88M88SV88Jun-68Jun-88one88iwinv9betw388OXBETw388w388onbetonbetonbetonbet88onbet88onbet88onbet88onbetonbetonbetonbetqh88mu88Nhà cái uy tínpog79vp777vp777vipbetvipbetuk88uk88typhu88typhu88tk88tk88sm66sm66me88me888live8live8livesm66me88win798livesm66me88win79pog79pog79vp777vp777uk88uk88tk88tk88luck8luck8kingbet86kingbet86k188k188hr99hr99123b8xbetvnvipbetsv66zbettaisunwin-vntyphu88vn138vwinvwinvi68ee881xbetrio66zbetvn138i9betvipfi88clubcf68onbet88ee88typhu88onbetonbetkhuyenmai12bet-moblie12betmoblietaimienphi247vi68clupcf68clupvipbeti9betqh88onb123onbefsoi cầunổ hũbắn cáđá gàđá gàgame bàicasinosoi cầuxóc đĩagame bàigiải mã giấc mơbầu cuaslot gamecasinonổ hủdàn đềBắn cácasinodàn đềnổ hũtài xỉuslot gamecasinobắn cáđá gàgame bàithể thaogame bàisoi cầukqsssoi cầucờ tướngbắn cágame bàixóc đĩaAG百家乐AG百家乐AG真人AG真人爱游戏华体会华体会im体育kok体育开云体育开云体育开云体育乐鱼体育乐鱼体育欧宝体育ob体育亚博体育亚博体育亚博体育亚博体育亚博体育亚博体育开云体育开云体育棋牌棋牌沙巴体育买球平台新葡京娱乐开云体育mu88qh88

Leave a Reply