Operation Cactus-Lilly
Part of the Bangladesh Liberation War
Date3-16 December 1971
Result Indian Victory



Operation Cactus-Lilly by India, was a military operation executed between 3–16 December 1971, by the Indian Air Force (IAF) in the East Pakistan (current Bangladesh).[1][2][3]

Popular culture

Hindustan Ki Kasam a Hindi war movie directed by Chetan Anand and released in 1973, was based on the incidents of Operation Cactus Lilly.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Ranbir Singh Gp Capt (1 January 2009). Major Defence Operations Since 1947. Prabhat Prakashan. pp. 106–. ISBN 978-81-88322-67-1. Retrieved 29 July 2012.
  2. ^ "When the Cactus Lilly bloomed..." Deccan Herald. Retrieved 28 July 2012. Operation Cactus Lilly is the name of Indian Air Attack against Pakistan at Western front
  3. ^ D. P. Ramachandran (1 September 2008). Empire'S First Soldiers. Lancer Publishers. pp. 309–. ISBN 978-0-9796174-7-8. Retrieved 29 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Top 10 films on Indo-Pak conflict". The Times of India. 30 March 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2012.