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An Indian Major General with a father of Mukti Joddha (freedom fighter) who is holding photograph of his sons, at a reception ceremony, in Bangladesh.

A Mukti Joddha (freedom fighter) shakes hand with an Indian Major General at the Indian military camp, in Bangladesh, during the liberation war of 1971.

An Indian Major General at the Indian military camp in Bangladesh, during the liberation war of 1971.

Refugees return to an independent Bangladesh after the nine-month-long liberation war of 1971.

An Indian Major General addresses Indian troops, during the Bangladesh liberation war of 1971.

A bridge, destroyed by the Pakistani military, during the liberation war of 1971.

A damaged window of the then Governor House (present day Bangabhaban) after Indian Air strike, on 14th December 1971, towards the end of nine-month-long Bangladesh Liberation War or Mukti Juddho. Early on 14th December, The Indian Air Force (IAF) received a message from the Mukti Bahini intelligence that an important meeting was scheduled in the Governor House that morning. When the Governor of East Pakistan Dr. Malek along with his cabinet and high officials were in session, four Mig-21s from IAF accurately fired salvos of rockets into the Darbar Hall of the building. The Governor was so traumatised that he resigned then and there, and rushed to the Hotel Intercontinental (now Sheraton), to seek shelter under the UN Flag. Bangladesh. 1971.

Fire arms used by the Pakistani military force, during the liberation war of 1971.

A building, damaged by a Pakistani military strike during the liberation war of 1971.

Corpses lie on the ground, during the liberation war of 1971.

Bombs and ammunition, retrieved from the Pakistani military, during the liberation war of 1971.

A damaged military jeep, deserted by the Pakistani Army, during the liberation war of 1971.