Today is the “90th birthday”:http://www.rediff.com/news/2003/apr/04sam.htm of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw. He commanded the Indian Army which liberated Bangadesh.
(Picture courtsey: Rediff)
“The Courage to Say NO”:http://www.rediff.com/news/2003/apr/03sam1.htm
bq. Indian troops won their last great victory against a foreign army of importance in 303 BC when Chandragupta Maurya’s army defeated Seleucus Nicator. After 2,300 years of unremitting defeats of Indian armies against every invading army, Sam Manekshaw made the country experience the glow of a stunning victory against the Pakistan army in what is now Bangladesh. That will remain Field Marshal Manekshaw’s unique position in Indian military history.
(Link via “Ashwini”:http://www.ashoo.org/blog/archives/cat_security.html#000092)