Instrument of Surrender (1971)

Instrument Of Surrender (1971)

The Instrument of Surrender was a written agreement that enabled the surrender of East-Pakistan, and marked the end of the Indo-Pakistani war of 1971. This agreement was signed by the senior military representatives of India and Pakistan at the Ramna Race Course in Dacca, capital of East Pakistan, on December 16, 1971. The signing of the document marked the end of the 12 days of a lightning military campaign, planned, commanded and executed by the Indian Armed Forces that ended on December 16, 1971. The words used in the instrument of surrender, which declared: "The Pakistan Eastern Military High Command agree to surrender all Pakistani forces in East Pakistan to Lieutenant-General Jagjit Singh Aurora, General Officer Commanding in Chief of the Indian and Mukti Bahini forces in the Eastern Theatre."

Radio and television networks such as Bangladesh Betar broadcasted the acceptance of the official surrender by Pakistan and that Bangladesh was liberated by the Indian Army all over the world. This day known as the greatest and the most important day in the Bangladesh's history is to be known as Victory Day in Bangladesh.

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