On the eve of December 3, 1971, Pakistan launched a series of air strikes against India, thus signalling the official beginning of the third Indo-Pak War. On 16 December at 16:30 Hrs , Lt Gen Niazi surrendered to Lt Gen Aurora with 93,000 regular and para-military men.
The War ended in a complete victory for India. This war led to the creation of a new country, Bangladesh. “1971 WAR CHRONICLES ” is an account of these five battles that define the war. In this series, we will throw light on the lesser know facts about these battles and how these men went beyond their call of duty to bring glory to our nation.
The Battle of Longewala (4th–7th December 1971) was one of the first major engagements in the western sector during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, fought between assaulting Pakistani forces and Indian defenders at the Indian border post of Longewala, in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan state in India.
The battle was fought between 120 Indian soldiers accompanied by 4 Hunter fighter aircraft and 2000-3000 Pakistani soldiers accompanied by 30-40 tanks. To honour & reveal the lesser known valiant stories of the brave Indian soldiers at the battles fought during the 1971 Indo-Pak War, SPIRIT OF VICTORY CHRONICLES has launched the new Season of its animated series ‘1971 WAR CHRONICLES’ . In this series, we will throw light on the lesser know facts about these battles and how these men went beyond their call of duty to bring glory to our nation