The Bravehearts of the War that Birthed Bangladesh edited by Rajesh Ramachandran

NEW DELHI, March 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Heroes of 1971 tells the stories of the fearless warriors who fought heroic battles to liberate Bangladesh, redrawing the map of South Asia in what is still considered the most conclusive military victory – in a “just war” – in contemporary history.

Written by serving and retired officers of the three services to celebrate the memory of the four Param Vir Chakras and the seventy-six Maha Vir Chakra laureates of the war, the essays in this book first appeared in The Tribune, Chandīgarh. Exploits of the Flying Officer Nirmaljit Singh Sekhon who rose to the occasion of the Flying Bullets at Srinagar airfield to the capture of POWs at Faujdahat by Brig. At Anand Sarup “Kilo Force,” this book lists it all, while global analyzes by veterans, senior officials, and journalists help set the scene and give readers a better understanding of the war.

Editor’s biography:

Rajesh Ramachandran is the editor of The Tribuneone of the oldest newspapers in the country and former editor of Outlook. For nearly three decades he has worked with some of the india largest publications and a television channel in New Delhi, reporting on war and insurgency, and writing on politics, political economy, government affairs, and conflict. The edited volume of essays and archival material, Martyrdom of freedom: 100 years of Jallianwala Baghpublished in 2019, was his first book.


Written accounts testify to the resounding victory of our armed forces over Pakistan. These writings will serve as a tribute to the bravery of all who participated in the historic war effort. – General Beep Rawat, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, CAN; Chief of the Defense Staff

These articles, written by the country’s defense writers, including retired and serving defense officers, commentators and analysts, will serve as a tribute to the bravery of our officers and men.– General MM Naravane, PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, ADC; Army Chief of Staff

Written by the nation’s top defense writers and analysts, these articles will serve as a tribute to the courageous action of all air warriors. The IAF’s ‘golden hour’ was well captured in articles about our warriors. – Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC; Air Chief of Staff

Captivating compilation of articles… Naval battles during the war have been evocatively covered, highlighting some of the finest moments in the history of the Indian Navy. On the occasion of Swarnim Vijay Varshthis publication aptly commemorates our victory and honors our valiant soldiers, sailors and air warriors.– Admiral Karambir Singh, PVSM, AVSM, CAN; Chief of the Naval Staff

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