List Of Bangladesh Liberation War Battles

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List of every major Bangladesh Liberation War battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous Bangladesh Liberation War battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the Bangladesh Liberation War, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this Bangladesh Liberation War list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these Bangladesh Liberation War battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different battles, including Operation Trident and Indo-Pak War of 1971.
Battle of Garibpur is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List Of Bangladesh Liberation War Battles
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The Battle of Garibpur was fought between Pakistan and Mukti Bahini on 20–21 November 1971. The Indian Armed Forces joined the Mukti Bahini on 3 December 1971, creating the alliance named Mitro Bahini. The battle was a part of Bangladesh liberation war. An intimately entangled part of this battle is the air battle over the Boyra Salient, the actual Battle of Boyra where the Mitro Bahini successfully engaged and destroyed strike elements of the Pakistan Air Force. The battle took place prior to the start of hostilities in the western front of India. The Mitro Bahini defeated Pakistan Army in the battle thus capturing key areas and severely denting Pakistani morale. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Bangladesh

Part of: Bangladesh Liberation War, Indo-Pak War of 1971

Combatants: Pakistan, India

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Indo-Pak War of 1971 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List Of Bangladesh Liberation War Battles
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The Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 was the direct military confrontation between India and Pakistan during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971. Indian, Bangladeshi and international sources consider the beginning of the war to have been Operation Chengiz Khan, when Pakistan launched pre-emptive air strikes on 11 Indian airbases on 3 December 1971, leading to India's entry into the war of independence in East Pakistan on the side of Bangladeshi nationalist forces, and the commencement of hostilities with West Pakistan. Lasting just 13 days, it is considered to be one of the shortest wars in history. During the course of the war, Indian and Pakistani forces clashed on the eastern and western ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: East Pakistan

Part of: Indo-Pak Wars, Bangladesh Liberation War

Events: Operation Cactus Lilly, Battle of Sylhet, Sinking of PNS Ghazi, Battle of Basantar, Battle of Chamb, + more

Combatants: Bangladesh, Pakistan, India

Commanders: Abdul Hamid Khan, Tikka Khan, Kunhiraman Palat Candeth, Sam Manekshaw, Gul Hassan Khan, + more

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Indo-Pakistani Naval War of 19... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List Of Bangladesh Liberation War Battles
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Indo-Pakistani Naval War of 1971

The Indo-Pakistani Naval war of 1971 consisted of a series of naval battles fought between the Indian and Pakistani Navy during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. The battles were an integral part of India-Pakistan War and the Bangladesh Liberation War. The series of naval operations began by the Indian Navy to exert pressure from the seas while the Indian Army and Indian Air Force moved in to close the ring round East Pakistan from several directions on land. The naval operations incorporated the naval interdiction, air defence, ground support, and logistics missions. With the success of the Indian Navy's operations in East Pakistan, the Indian Navy commenced two large-scale operations, ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: South Asia

Part of: Bangladesh Liberation War, Indo-Pak War of 1971

Operation Barisal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List Of Bangladesh Liberation War Battles
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Operation Barisal

Operation Barisal was a code-name of naval operation conducted by Pakistan Navy intended to free the city of Barisal, East Pakistan from Mukti Bahinis and the dissidents of the Pakistan Defence Forces. It was the part of Operation Searchlight. Since the starting of Searchlight, the Bahinis had been staging large scale sabotage missions, disturbing the communications and signals operatives in East Pakistan. The Naval Intelligence found traces to the city of Barisal, therefore decided to conduct the operation. The Barisal was part of Searchlight and was to provide logistic support to the Pakistan Army, by first deploying the Pakistan Navy's gun boats and navy personnel on grounds. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: East Pakistan

Part of: Operation Searchlight, Bangladesh Liberation War