Articles By Col Bhaskar Sarkar

Defence of Srinagar 1947

Defence of Srinagar 1947

By: Col Bhaskar Sarkar | Issue: Book Excerpt: Outstanding Victories of the Indian Army | Date: 02 Jan , 2021

Battle of Shalateng When the British left in 1947 after creating Pakistan and India, the Princely States were given the option of acceding to India or Pakistan or to remain independent. All the...

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Battle of Sylhet 1971 War

Battle of Sylhet 1971 War

By: Col Bhaskar Sarkar | Date: 08 Dec , 2020

Background to the Battle Following the military crackdown in East Pakistan in March 1971, over one million refugees poured into India. The Government of India had decided in April 1971 to go to...

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Battle of Bayra 1971 War

Battle of Bayra 1971 War

By: Col Bhaskar Sarkar | Issue: Book Excerpt: Outstanding Victories of the Indian Army | Date: 14 Nov , 2020

Background to the Battle The Pakistan National Assembly election of December 17, 1970, resulted in Sheikh Mujibur Rehman and his Awami League of East Pakistan gaining an overwhelming victory....

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Battle of Phillora 1965 War

Battle of Phillora 1965 War

By: Col Bhaskar Sarkar | Issue: Book Excerpt: Outstanding Victories of the Indian Army | Date: 20 Oct , 2020

Background to the Battle As we have seen in the last chapter, with the failure of OPERATION GIBRALTAR and faced with an Indian counter offensive across the cease-fire line in the Hajipir Bulge and...

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Battle of Hajipir Pass 1965

Battle of Hajipir Pass 1965

By: Col Bhaskar Sarkar | Issue: Book Excerpt: Outstanding Victories of the Indian Army | Date: 29 Aug , 2020

The cease-fire of January I, 1949 ended the First Kashmir War but did nothing to improve the relations between Pakistan and India. Kashmir remained the bone of contention. Nehruji offered a no...

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Making of a General

Making of a General

By: Col Bhaskar Sarkar | Issue: Book Excerpt: Outstanding Victories of the Indian Army | Date: 22 Aug , 2020

“The personality of the general is indispensable. He is the head, he is the all of an army. The Gaul’s were not conquered by the Roman Legions but by Caesar. It was not before the...

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Capture of Dacca 1971

Capture of Dacca 1971

By: Col Bhaskar Sarkar | Issue: Book Excerpt: Outstanding Victories of the Indian Army | Date: 23 Nov , 2018

Background to the Battle Dacca the Capital of East Pakistan was a natural fortress well away from the borders with India. On the west it was protected by the formidable Jamuna, which after its...

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