He trapped the Tiger
The headline in a leading Bangladeshi newspaper said it all. Bangladesh, Dhaka’s Daily Star writes, has lost a friend. That sentiment was echoed by both sides of Bangladesh’s bitter political divide, when both Morshed Khan, the foreign minister and Sheikh Hasina, the opposition leader expressed their condolences on the passing away of Gen Aurora.
Gen Aurora, the man who received the surrender of the Pakistan’s troops in its eastern wing (now Bangladesh) was in the finest traditions of the Indian army. And thanks to that one photograph, his memory lives on.