India - Pakistan War
The War of 1971 was a military confrontation between India and Pakistan that occurred during the war for liberation of Bangladesh from 03 to 16 December 1971. The war began with pre-emptive aerial strikes by Pakistan Air Force on Indian assets that led to the commencement of hostilities with Indian entry into the War of Independence of Bangladesh in support of Bengali Nationalist Forces. Pakistan Forces were convincingly defeated in this War. A total of 4090 Indian soldiers made supreme sacrifice during this war and about 600 officers and men of the Indian Armed Forces were decorated with Gallantry awards. Of these, 04 were Param Vir Chakra, 76 Maha Vir Chakra and 513 Vir Chakra.