Ikram Sehgal, a prominent defense analyst and the author of “Blood over Different Shades of Green,” sits down with the GVS to share his account of the events which led to the creation of Bangladesh in 1971 as part of a series of discussions GVS conducted under the theme of “Fall of Dhaka: Reliving the Pain.”
In his interview with the GVS, Mr. Hali divulges hidden truths overshadowed by the myths surrounding the tragedy of 1971. He stresses that Pakistan and Bangladesh should pool their resources to live in harmony. Both must benefit from each other's strengths rather than raking the old wounds.
This is the third interview in a series of discussions GVS conducted with those who had experienced or studied the events up to the Fall of Dhaka in December 1971 under the theme of “Fall of Dhaka: Reliving the Pain”.
Global Village Space (GVS) stands for bringing a nuanced perspective on Pakistan – in a fast-shrinking world that is forcing all of us to live like one large interconnected human society.
This is the second interview in a series of discussions GVS conducted with those who had directly experienced the events up to the fall of Dhaka in December 1971 under the theme of "Fall of Dhaka: Reliving the Pain”.
Gen. Asad Durrani who retired as DG ISI in early 1990's was a young army major on the western front. In this discussion he recounts how there was very limited information of what was happening in East Pakistan. At one point he argues that "We created Bangladesh like India created Pakistan."