Before February 14, everything was a tad okayish between India and Pakistan as at least daily usage products were being exported from India to Pakistan. But after the Pulwama attack, everything turned upside down as the tensions are only getting from bad to worse between the two neighbouring countries.
India withdrew MFN status to Pakistan and then even the Tea exporters decided not to sell Tea products to Pakistan despite incurring huge losses. As far as cricket is concerned, BCCI is ready to quit playing against Pakistan if the government is against it.
Let’s take a glimpse at how Pakistan surrendered to India during the 1971 war and what then Pakistan army chief had said after the humiliating defeat.
In 1971, Indian military forces comfortably destroyed Pakistan forces within 13 days of the beginning of the war freed Bangladesh from Pakistan’s clutches. With no option left, Pakistan had to surrender to India after losing half of its forces during the war.
The chief of the Pakistani forces, General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi, along with 93,000 troops surrendered to the joint forces of Indian Army and Bangladesh’s Mukti Bahini, in what is considered as the greatest ever surrender in the history since the end of World War-II.
Later, on being asked about the defeat at the hands of Indian security forces during an interview, Brigadier Baqir Siddiqui who is Pakistan Chief of Staff of Eastern Command had said. “Its a part of the game…we have to accept it”.
In a bid to prevent damage to the country’s image and reputation, he further said. “We surrendered because of the consideration of the human lives,” adding that, “We could have fought on for a long time…for the next 30 days.”