Maitri Diwas

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  • December 7, 2021
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Maitri Diwas

Part of: Prelims and GS-II- International Relations

Context India and Bangladesh recently marked Maitri Divas.

  • It commemorates the day when India recognised Bangladesh as an independent country in 1971.

Key takeaways

  • The war to liberate Bangladesh began on December 3, 1971 .
  • It ended with the signing of the Instrument of Surrender by Pakistani General A.A.K. Niazi on December 16.
  • Three days after the beginning of the war, the Indian Government recognised Bangladesh as an independent nation.

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