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Wars & Warriors

English, War/Conflict, 1 seasons, 4 episodes, 1 hour 12 minutes
About
Wars & Warriors is a podcast on war and conflict in the history of independent India. Narrated by Air Vice Marshal Arjun Subramaniam, the podcast talks about some of the fiercest battles that our men and women at the borders have braved through. The liberation of Bangladesh is a landmark event not just in the history of India, but also changed the geopolitical dynamic of the entire South East Asian region. On Wars & Warriors, hear the complete story of how India pulled off a stunning victory against Pakistan and helped create Bangladesh out of East Pakistan in 1971. This podcast isn’t just about the wars, it is also about the warriors – a story of the people whose bravado, tactical thinking and leadership helped us hold our heads high. Wars & Warriors provides a ringside account of the events, and also features India's bravest war heroes recollecting their times at the battlefield.
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The Liberation of Bangladesh: Game Over

In the third and final episode of Wars & Warriors: The Liberation of Bangladesh, Air Vice Marshal Arjun Subramaniam narrates the story of how the Indo-Pak War of 1971 reached its endgame. This is the story of how it was 'Game Over' for General Niazi as the Indian Army, Navy and the Air Force decisively defeated the Pakistani armed forces in the Eastern Theatre and helped create the free nation of Bangladesh out of what was until then East Pakistan.The podcast takes us through the airborne operation at Tangail, the exploits of the INS Vikrant in the Bay of Bengal, the air strike by IAF MiG-21s and Hunters on the Governor’s House in Dacca, to the final surrender by General Niazi, who was surrounded by five brigades of the Indian Army. ‘Game Over’ is the final episode in the story of the creation of Bangladesh in December 1971.You can follow Air Vice Marshal Arjun Subramaniam on Tw
16/12/202124 minutes 18 seconds
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The Liberation of Bangladesh: The Race to Dacca

On this Episode of Wars and Warriors, Air Vice Marshal Arjun Subramaniam takes listeners on 'The Race to Dacca'. Among other operational happenings, the episode highlights the exploits of Lt General Sagat Singh and Group Captain Chandan Singh and how they led India's charge into the heart of East Pakistan. This podcast navigates across the banks of the River Meghna and River Surma, and into Sylhet Dacca’s Tezgaon military airfield. Narrating some incredible stories from all the three services, the episode navigates past some of the most crucial moments from the Lightning Campaign of Bangladesh, which eventually lead to India's victory in the Eastern Theatre and the creation of Bangladesh. The podcast also features interviews from veterans of the armed forces who took part in several of the operations featured in the episode. Note: Air Chief Marshal P C Lal's voice has been recreated for broadcast purposes.See o
06/12/202121 minutes 17 seconds
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The Liberation of Bangladesh: Shaping the Battlefield

On the first Episode of Wars and Warriors, Air Vice Marshal Arjun Subramaniam takes the listeners through the months before the India-Pakistan war of 1971 on the Eastern Front.This podcast introduces listeners to PM Indira Gandhi's dilemmas with the refugee crisis from East Pakistan and follows on with General Sam Manekshaw’s strategy to attack East Pakistan from three directions after the monsoons. The tempo rises as the raising of the guerrilla force, the ‘Mukti Bahini’, the early ground and air battles at Garibpur and Boyra on the 22nd of November, the repositioning of the Indian Navy’s aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, and the declaration of war by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on 03 December 1971, are all narrated via an easy but meticulously researched narrative.You can follow Air Vice Marshal Arjun Subramaniam on Twitter. You can also check out his books ‘<a href="https://www.a
22/11/202124 minutes 59 seconds
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Introduction

Wars &amp; Warriors is a podcast on war and conflict in independent India. Narrated by Air Vice Marshal Arjun Subramaniam, the podcast talks about the exploits of India’s Armed Forces across varied terrain and hostile battlefield environments.The inaugural episodes will narrate key events that led to the liberation of Bangladesh, a landmark event not just in India’s contemporary history, but also changed the geopolitical dynamic of the entire South Asian region. On Wars &amp; Warriors, hear the complete story of how India pulled off a stunning victory against Pakistan and helped create Bangladesh out of East Pakistan in 1971.This podcast isn’t just about the wars, it is also about the warriors – a story of soldiers, sailors and airmen whose courage and leadership are a source of pride for every Indian. Wars &amp; Warriors offers a ringside account of campaigns, battles and individual bravery through vignettes from those who were present on the battlefield.</span
17/11/20211 minute 39 seconds