According to the order of General AAK Niazi, Pakistan troops start surrendering weapons at 5:00am. Around 8:00am, General Niazi requests Indian army chief to extend surrendering period for another six hours.
An hour later, two officers of India and Bangladesh, in a vehicle, hoisting a white flag, go to Niazi’s HQ with a letter from divisional commander of the allied force, General Nagra. The message reads: “Dear Abdullah, I’m here. You will now surrender to me. This is an order.”
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