Tikka Khan

General Tikka Khan, HJ, HQA, SPk, (Punjabi, Urdu: ٹکا خان‎; July 7, 1915 – March 28, 2002) was a senior four-star general in the Pakistan Army who served as the first Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army from 3 March 1972 to 1 March 1976. Before his four-star assignment, Khan was a Martial Law Administrator of erstwhile East-Pakistan (later, Bangladesh). He succeeded Brigadier-General Mitty Masud, and assumed the command of Eastern Military High Command on March 26, 1971. As a Commander of Eastern Command, (then) Lieutenant-General Tikka Khan was the architect and top planner of Operation Searchlight. He was internationally called the Butcher of Bengal for his ruthlessness against separatists in what became Bangladesh.

Read more about Tikka KhanEarly Life and Education, World War II and British Army Career, Career With Pakistan Army, Between The Wars, 1965 Pak-India War, 1971 Crisis and Bangladesh War, Post Retirement, Later Life and Death

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