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July Main articles: However talks on sharing power failed  and President Yahya Khan declared martial law. They agreed upon a coalition government, with Bhutto as president and Mujibur as prime minister, and put political pressure on Khan's military government.
Pressured by the military, Khan postponed the inaugural session, and ordered the arrests of Mujibur and Bhutto. Faced with popular unrest and revolt in East-Pakistanthe army and navy attempted to impose order.
The navy and army crackdown and brutalities during Operation Searchlight and Operation Barisal and the continued killings throughout the later months resulted in further resentment among the East Pakistanis. With India assisting and funding the Mukti Bahiniwar broke out between the separatist supporters in Bangladesh and Pakistan Indo-Pakistani War of During the conflict, the co-ordination between the armed forces of Pakistan were ineffective and unsupported.
The army, navy, marines and air force were not consulted in major decisions, and each force led their own independent operations without notifying the higher command. To release the pressure from East Pakistan the Pakistan Army opened new front on the western sector when a 2,strong Pakistani force attacked the Indian outpost at Longewala held by Indian soldiers of 23 Punjab regiment.
The attack was backed by a tank regiment but without air support. The battle was decisively won by the Indian army with the help of the Indian Air Force, and was an example of poor co-ordination by Pakistan. Recovery from the War[ edit ] The military government collapsed as a result of the war, and control of the country was handed over to the Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. He also decommissioned the Pakistan Marines as a unit of Pakistan Navy. Instead, Chiefs of Staff were appointed in the three branches and Bhutto appointed all 4 star officers as the Chief of Staff in the Pakistan Armed Forces.
Because the co-ordination between the armed forces were unsupported and ineffective, inBhutto also created the office of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee for maintaining the co-ordination between the armed forces. Under Bhutto, the education systemforeign policy, and science policy was rapidly changed. The funding of science was exponentially increased, with classified projects at Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission and Kahuta Research Laboratories.
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Bhutto also funded the classified military science and engineering projects entrusted and led by Lieutenant-General Zahid Ali Akbar of the Pakistan Army Corps of Engineers. The US lifted its arms embargo in and once again became a major source for military hardware, but by then Pakistan had become heavily dependent on China as an arms supplier.
Heavy spending on defence re-energized the Army, which had sunk to its lowest morale following the debacle of the war. The high defence expenditure took money from other development projects such as education, health care and housing.
Baloch nationalist uprisings[ edit ] See also: Baloch nationalism The Baloch rebellion of the s was the most-threatening civil disorder to Pakistan since Bangladesh 's secession. The Pakistan Armed Forces wanted to establish military garrisons in Balochistan Provincewhich at that time was quite lawless and run by tribal justice.
The ethnic Balochis saw this as a violation of their territorial rights. Emboldened by the stand taken by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman inthe Baloch and Pashtun nationalists had also demanded their "provincial rights" from then-Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in exchange for a consensual approval of the Pakistan Constitution of Tensions erupted and an armed resistance began to take place.
Surveying the political instability, Bhutto's central government sacked two provincial governments within six months, arrested the two chief ministers, two governors and forty-four MNAs and MPAs, obtained an order from the Supreme Court banning the NAP and charged them all with high treasonto be tried by a specially constituted Hyderabad Tribunal of handpicked judges.
In time, the Baloch nationalist insurgency erupted and sucked the armed forces into the province, pitting the Baloch tribal middle classes against Islamabad. The sporadic fighting between the insurgency and the army started in with the largest confrontation taking place in September when around 15, Balochs fought the Pakistani Army, Navy and the Air Force.
Following the successful recovery of ammunition in the Iraqi embassy, shipped by both Iraq and Soviet Union for the Baluchistan resistance, Naval Intelligence launched an investigation and cited that arms were smuggled from the coastal areas of Balochistan.
The Navy acted immediately, and entered the conflict. Vice-Admiral Patrick Simpson, commander of Southern Naval Command, began to launch a series of operations under a naval blockade. The Iranian militarywhich feared a spread of the greater Baloch resistance in Iran, aided Pakistan's military in brutally putting down the insurrection. The army had suffered 25 fatalities and around casualties in the fight while the rebels lost 5, people as of After the war these Pioneer Troops were concentrated in Jalna, India, waiting to be demobilised and return home.
In Captain Ghani the then Adjutant and Quartermaster of Indian Pioneer Corps Centre at Jalna envisioned and generated the idea of forming an Infantry regiment out of the Pioneer soldiers from East Bengal who would be returning home demobilised, to the Centre Commander.
On 17 August General Messervey while bidding farewell to the Pioneer Corps soldiers from Bombay the General endorsed the views of Captain Ghani and said' you will prove to the world that Bengali soldiers are equally competent as other nations of the world. He was later told by the administration to find a suitable place to accommodate the soldiers. He moved to the north of the Capital and found Kurmitola as the perfect place for a cantonment.
Toiling day in and day out the barracks were constructed and jungles cleared, parade ground prepared. On 7 February the flag of the Second East Bengal was raised with the newly recruited soldiers and from personnel from First East Bengal. The Pakistan Army which was then in power refused to handover power and unrest broke out. The conference was held three months after the oath of the newly formed Bangladesh Government at MeherpurKushtia.
During this conference the structure and formation as well as resolving issues surrounding the organisation of the various sectors, strategy and reinforcements of the Bangladeshi forces was determined. It was of considerable historical importance from a tactical point of view, as it determined the command structure of the Bangladeshi forces throughout Bangladesh Liberation War.
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Osmani was reinstated into active duty from his retirement. Principal participants of this conference included: As a result of this meeting, Bangladesh was divided into eleven sectors. For better efficiency in military operations each of the sectors were also divided into a number of sub-sectors. As a point of note, the 10th Sector was under direct command of the Commander-in-Chief and included the Naval Commando Unit as a C-in-C's special force. A further restructuring was undertaken and the Bangladesh Forces were organised into three brigade size combat groups: The emergence of the Bangladesh Army[ edit ] During the sensitive and formative years after the end of the war, personnel of the Mukti Bahini were absorbed into different branches of Bangladesh Army.
In Bangladeshi soldiers and officers repatriated from Pakistan after the Bangladesh Liberation war were absorbed into Bangladesh Army. Bangladesh military academy was established in Cumilla cantonment in On 11 Januarythe passing out parade of the first Bangladesh Army short course took place.
There were suspicion among the army personnel of the formation of the paramilitary Jatiya Rakhi Bahini and the addition of civilian Mukti Bahini members in it. Coups, uprisings and assassinations[ edit ] Further information: Military coups in Bangladesh On 15 August a few sacked army officers, disgruntled junior officers and NCOs secretly planned and assassinated President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his entire family at his personal residence in Dhanmondi, Dhaka, except for his two daughters Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana who were abroad.
Khandakar Mushtaq passed the Indemnity ordinance which provided immunity to the assassins of Sheikh Muibur Rahman. Khaled Mosharraf and Colonel Shafaat Jamil led their own forces to remove Khandakar Mushtaq's government from power whom they believed was an unlawful government in the first place. Colonel Shafaat Jamil was arrested and forcibly retired.
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He then executed Lt. Taher for his role in the coup on 7 November. Hussein Muhammad Ershad in March 24 took power in a silent coup at dawn, suspended the constitution and imposed martial law and remained in power through farce elections and corruption.
He remained in power until 6 December The then-President of Bangladesh Major General Ziaur Rahman created a Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Board under an army general to address the socio-economic needs of the region, but the entity proved unpopular and became a source of antagonism and mistrust among the local tribes against the government.