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Bangladesh Muktibahini ParaCommando landing at Tangail

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Bangladesh Muktibahini ParaCommando landing
Part of the Bangladesh Liberation War
Date11 December 1971
Tangail, East Pakistan

Sustained Mukti Bahini offensive against Pakistani forces

  • Commandos of the Mukti Bahini captures Poongli Bridge on the River Jamuna, gaining access to the undefended Manikganj-Dacca Road.
  • 93 Brigade of the Pakistani Army cut off from retreating and regrouping at Dacca
 Bangladesh  Pakistan
Commanders and leaders
BangladeshMajor Zia Rahman,Major Abu Taher,Major Khaled Mosarrof,Major ATM Haider Pakistan Brig. Abdul Qadir Khan
Units involved
 Bangladesh Army Mukti Bahini Commandos of Sector No-1,2,11
Specilized Commandos,Paratroopers
Pakistani Army 93rd Brigade
Commandos of sector no-1,2,11 -Unknown
Specilized Commandos - Strength unknown
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

The Bangladesh Muktibahoni ParaCommando Landing was an airborne operation held on 11 December 1971 by the Mukti Bahini's Crack Platoon paratrooper-commandos during the Bangladesh Liberation War 1971. The main objective of the operation was the capture of Poongli Bridge on the Jamuna River which would cut off the Pakistani 93rd Brigade which was retreating from the north to defend Dhaka and its approaches.


[Except where footnoted, information in this article is from the BDA official history, Airborne Operation in Bangladesh Liberation War]

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