Indo-Pak war veterans from Andhra Pradesh Lieutenant Colonel C. Venugopal honoured on the occasion of the ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh’, the golden jubilee year of the war of Indo - Pak 1971. Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy presented the flame of victory to Major General C. Venugopal in Tirupati.
About Major General C. Venugopal
Lieutenant Colonel Chittoor Venugopal, while commanding a battalion of Gorkha Rifles during the operations on the eastern front on the 4th of December 1971. Showing scant regard for his personal safety, he planned the attack with great professional skill and led his team in capturing the two vital positions Uthali and Darsana.
About Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
The Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 was a military confrontation between India's Mitro bahini forces and Pakistan that occurred during the liberation war in East Pakistan from 3 December 1971 to the fall of Dacca on 16 December 1971.