Lieutenant General A. A. K. Niazi of the Eastern Command was the man whose fate it was to direct the operation which resulted in the dismemberment of Pakistan. Many books have been written about that unforgettable year in Pakistan’s history, 1971, and the terrible events that it spawned. But finally one of the main actors of the drama has volunteered his own account of the events leading to the disaster.
This book fills a huge gap in the recorded history of the period, which could hardly be considered complete or authentic without the contribution of such a major protagonist.
Lt. Gen. A. A. K. Niazi (1915–2004) remains one of the most decorated soldiers of the Pakistan Army. He was Commandant, School of Infantry and Tactics, Quetta, and taught at Command and Staff College, Quetta.