Karan Singh recalls Indira's first reaction to 1971 victory
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi, Apr 6: Indira Gandhi had never looked more elated than she did on an evening in December 1971 when she conveyed the news of surrender of Pakistani forces in East Pakistan to her colleagues, recalls senior Congress leader Karan Singh.
"I was standing very close to her when she had rushed into the hall and announced 'Dhaka has fallen to the Indian Army'," Singh, who was a close aide to Gandhi during the Indo-Pak war of 1971, says.
"Now Mrs Gandhi was not a woman who would give away her emotions easily in front of others but that was the first time in my life that I saw her so very excited," he remembers in 'History Live: Dr Karan Singh', a biographical documentary directed by Suresh Kohli.
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