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.
- 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.