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Only Sheikh Mujib could deliver

The month of March is a turning point in our history for this is the time when we achieved our independence from colonial Pakistani rule. Incidentally, this is also the month in which (on March 17)...

“Bangabandhu” - An illustrious leader

In 1973 at the Algiers Non-Aligned Summit, embracing Bangabandhu, Cuba's Fidel Castro remarked, “I have not seen the Himalayas. But I have seen Sheikh Mujib. In personality and in courage,...

Editor's note

As we step into our 47th year of independence, we commemorate March 26 with joy and gratitude. Our becoming independent was the inevitable conclusion of decades of struggle against subjugation that...

March 26, 2018
March 26, 2018

“Bangabandhu” - An illustrious leader

In 1973 at the Algiers Non-Aligned Summit, embracing Bangabandhu, Cuba's Fidel Castro remarked, “I have not seen the Himalayas. But I have seen Sheikh Mujib. In personality and in courage,...

March 26, 2018
March 26, 2018

Only Sheikh Mujib could deliver

The month of March is a turning point in our history for this is the time when we achieved our independence from colonial Pakistani rule. Incidentally, this is also the month in which (on March 17)...

March 26, 2018
March 26, 2018

Why should a hero remain unsung?

I came across a facebook positing of Mrs. Bilkis Mohiuddin, wife of an illustrious diplomat Mr. Mohiuddin Ahmed, that a veteran of diplomatic front in 1971 has not yet been recognised by the State...

March 26, 2018
March 26, 2018

Operation Kalachara Tea Garden

After a series of delaying battles at Ujanishar, Akhaura, Kharampur, Rajapur in April, 1971, my forces i.e. D Company, 4E, Bengal and two assorted platoons consisting of EPR, Mujahid and volunteers...

March 26, 2018
March 26, 2018

Memories of the angry March

February 1971 President Yahya Khan in a military conference had directed his subordinates “Kill three million of them and the rest will eat out of our hands”. Quoted from Massacre: The tragedy at...

March 26, 2018
March 26, 2018

1971: Resistance, Resilience and Redemption

1971: Resistance, Resilience and Redemption by Major General Md Sarwar Hossain, BSP, SGP, ndc, ldmc, psc, PhD is another addition to the existing literature on the most glorious phase of our...

March 26, 2018
March 26, 2018

Indian army's support structure

If your house is set on fire, and my house is adjacent to yours, I cannot rest in peace. That was precisely the case for India in March 1971, when East Pakistan was set on fire by the Pakistani...

March 26, 2018
March 26, 2018

The Liberation War and the Provisional Government

In the wake of the crackdown on March 25, the Awami League leaders felt bereft and were left to their devices. Senior leaders fled from their houses to take shelter either in remote villages or in...

March 26, 2018
March 26, 2018

Editor's note

As we step into our 47th year of independence, we commemorate March 26 with joy and gratitude. Our becoming independent was the inevitable conclusion of decades of struggle against subjugation that...