iLEAD celebrated the 45th Vijay Diwas with the screening of iLEAD’s 1971 India’s Finest Hour in the gracious presence of Governor of West Bengal, His Excellency KeshariNathTripathi. After the felicitation of the Governor by iLEAD chairman Mr Pradip Chopra and the grand welcome of all the guests, the film was screened which depicts India’s intervention in the Bangladesh Liberation War and the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. The film is made with massive teamwork and support of iLEAD faculty and students along with the archival footages of the actual events drawn from National Film Archive of India, Associated Press News Archives, British Pathé News, Movietone Newsamong other global news agencies and journalists.
The Indian military operation of 1971 has been described as a “lightning campaign” and is studied in military institutions across the world.The Indian campaign to liberate Bangladesh from West Pakistan initiated genocide and oppression was a remarkable one where different departments of the Indian government, all wings of the Armed Forces, the Border Security Force, the Defence Ministry, External Affairs Ministry, Home Ministry, Finance Ministry, Railways and RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) worked together like a well-oiled machine and surprised the world with what could be achieved in just 13 days.
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