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Defence Diaries: Remembering Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw

Sam Manekshaw, the first Indian Army officer to be promoted to the five star rank of field marshal, was born on April 3, in the year 1914. He spent a glorious military career that spanned over four decades and participated in five different wars.

A quintessential soldier who would go on to serve as the Chief of the Army Staff, he is best remembered as the man who masterminded India’s victory in the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971 – that led to the liberation of Bangladesh.

To mark his birth anniversary, let us look at some important highlights from Sam Bahadur’s life. Watch Here

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