Lt Col Quazi Sajjad Ali Zahir, Bir Protik, Swadhinata Padak, is a war veteran from Bangladesh. In 1971, he was posted in Sialkot, when he defected from the Pakistani Army, crossing over to India in J&K to join the Liberation War. In this interview, he talks about the impact of the war on India and Bangladesh.
The independence of Bangladesh was an epochal event in South Asian history. What was the impact of the liberation on the geopolitical dynamics of South Asia?