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Battle of Gangasagar

Veerta Chakra (Bronze Murals)Battle of Gangasagar

Year 1971
Battle of Gangasagar Battle of Gangasagar

The Battle of Gangasagar was one of the most fiercely fought battles in then East Pakistan during India - Pakistan War of 1971. 14 GUARDS was given the task of capturing heavily fortified Pakistani military position in village Gangasagar. With meticulous planning, Indian troops commenced their offensive at 0200 hrs on 03 December 1971 and continued their advance towards the objective by clearing bunker after bunker against intense and close enemy shelling. Very close to the objective, Pakistani soldiers opened Medium Machine Gun fire from a two storey fortified building inflicting heavy casualties on Indian troops. This, however, did not deter the Indian soldiers who displayed unparalleled courage and determination during the operation and finally secured the objective after a pitched battle of two days. An impossible mission was accomplished and bravery of Indian soldiers was at its best display that turned the battle in their favour.

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