A commemorative postage stamp on Vijay Diwas, the 25th Anniversary of Liberation of Bangladesh by Indian Armed Forces :
Issued by India
Issued on Dec 16, 1996
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Multi Colour
Denomination : 200 Paise
Printer : India Security Press
- The Indian Armed Forces, have a long tradition of valour and courage, in the face of overwhelming odds. No where was this better demonstrated than in the heroic endeavours made by the Indian Armed Forces in the liberation of Bangladesh, in 1971.
- From the moment the operations were planned it was apparent that speed was going to be the key factor in the Operation for both political and military reasons; yet it was also clear that achieving speed and mobility was going to be the most difficult. The plan succeeded due to close cooperation among the three services and the highest standards of political and military leadership, skill and boldness in execution and consummate logistical management. While the Indian Army advanced in cooperation with freedom fighters of Bangladesh and converged on to Dhaka, the IAF within 48 hrs., completely pulverised the airfields achieving complete air superiority after the Naval fleet moved to blockade the Bay of Bengal. Air Force dropping of Army personnel at Tangail and Navy guarding the Bay of Bengal was a classic example of cooperation of the Army, Navy and Air Force.