ISBN 9789351361633,Eagles over Bangladesh : The Indian Air Force in the 1971 Liberation War

Eagles over Bangladesh : The Indian Air Force in the 1971 Liberation War



Harper Collins India

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9789351361633

ISBN-10 9351361632


Edition IST
Number of Pages 368 Pages
Language (English)

Theory of warfare & military science

Eagles over Bangladesh is a book that attempts to cover the horrors that Bangladesh had to face even when it became a free country. It tries to fill the gaps about the conflict and war that took place 4 decades ago.

Summary of the Book

When Bangladesh was born in December 1971, it faced the most terrible tragedy in the form of brutal genocide which was carried out by its former countrymen from West Pakistan. There was a war fought between the Mukti Bahini (Liberation Army) and the Indian armed forces on one side and the West Pakistani armed forces on the other. Within two weeks the West Pakistani Armed Forces surrendered in Dacca. The book has first person description from IAF pilots and gives the day to day activities of the IAF from the day they started their raid on Dacca and the final blow over the Governor’s house. 

About the Authors

Samir Chopra
Samir Chopra is a Professor of Philosophy at the Brooklyn College of the City University in New York. He has co-authored this book. He has a PhD in Philosophy. He is currently working on a collection of essays on cricket.