Israeli envoy pays tribute to Lt. Gen JFR Jacob

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New Delhi, Jan. 14 (ANI): Israeli Ambassador to India Daniel Carmon was among the other prominent leaders, who paid tribute to 1971 war hero Lt. Gen (Retd.) J F R Jacob, during the wreath laying ceremony here on Thursday.

BJP veteran Lal Krishna Advani also paid tribute to Lt. Gen (Retd.) Jacob.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and several other politicians would also be paying homage to the 1971 war hero later in the day.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Sonia Gandhi had yesterday condoled the demise of the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War hero and praised him for his ‘impeccable service to the nation’.

Lt. Gen. Jacob breathed his last this morning in the national capital after prolonged illness. He was 92-years-old.

Born in the Bengal Presidency under British India, Lt. Gen. Jacob joined the army at the age of 19 and also fought in World War II and the Indo-Pakistan War of 1965 before he retired in 1978.

He was best known for his role in India’s victory in the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971 and the liberation of Bangladesh.

He also authored the book ‘Surrender at Dacca’ in which he explained the surrender of 90,000 Pakistani troops in 1971.

Post retirement, he also served as the Governor of Goa and Punjab. (ANI)

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