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Jack Jacob in the Northern Bengal Mounted Rifles with the Baker Shield

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Title

Jack Jacob in the Northern Bengal Mounted Rifles with the Baker Shield

Subject

Memories from the War years

Description

Jacob-Farj-Rafael "JFR" Jacob (born 1923) is a retired Indian Army Lieutenant General. He is best known for the role he played in India's victory in the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971 and the Liberation of Bangladesh. Jacob, then a Major General, served as the Chief of Staff of the Indian Army's Eastern Command during the war. During his 36 year career in the army, he also fought in World War II and the Indo-Pakistan War of 1965. He later served as the Governor of the Indian states ofGoa and Punjab.

Date

1939