Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Did you know ?

Lieutenant General JFR Jacob (Jacob-Farj-Rafael Jacob) is widely known in India as one of the military masterminds behind India's successful liberation of Bangladesh in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.

He is a former governor of the Indian states of Punjab and Goa and Lieutenant General (Retired) of the Indian Army.

His family were Baghdadi Jews who were originally from Iraq but settled in the Indian City of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) in the middle of the 18th century.

Since the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Israel, Jacob has paid many visits to Israel. Prime minister Yitzhak Rabin invited him to attend the Jerusalem 3,000 celebrations. On his recent visit here, he contributed items of Judaica from his parent's home to the Museum of Babylonian Jewry in Or Yehuda. His home in New Delhi has for years been a pilgrimage site for Israeli diplomats, researchers and security officers.

In the late `90s, Jacob joined the Hindu-majority center-right Indian political party "Bharatiya Janata Party". He served as the party's security adviser for many years.

Lt. General Jacob is the author of the book: "Surrender at Dacca : Birth of a Nation"


Anonymous fugstar said...

i've seen that large tome. they were fortunate to have some shrewd planners around back then.

9:08 PM  
Anonymous Manas Shaikh said...

ah, yes?

(totally surprised!)

1:43 PM  
Anonymous Sunny said...

Yeah, it's obvious India only created bangladesh for their benefit, it's better to have one Pakistan than two. There are also evidence that some of the massacres of Bengalis were not only done by Pakistani soldiers but also Indian forces disguised as paki soldiers. It's a shame that our so-called "freind" India, was also our enemyu from the beggining. Also, Israel was one of the first countries that recognized Bangladesh, diving Muslims is what they want.

10:00 PM  
Anonymous T E Samad said...


4:20 AM  
Blogger Tawfeeq Elahi Samad said...

Hey everybody, check out my blog:


12:58 AM  
Anonymous buy niagra impotence pills said...

I didn't know it but I am sure it doesn't help too much when it comes to such a weather.

Skinceptionstretch mark therapy

12:49 PM  
Anonymous Clear Pores the best acne treatment for sensitive skin said...

the content is really interesting, reading such a blog is really a treat.

8:49 AM  
Anonymous clean my credit report said...

Jacob had said that his military career is the indelible proof of the acceptance of Indian society.

11:19 AM  
Blogger ali khan said...

Greetings! I’ve been reading your website for a long time now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from New Caney Tx! Just wanted to mention keep up the great job!Best advertising Agency in the world | top advertising agencies in pakistan | Marketing Agency | pakistani matrimonial

12:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


11:03 AM  
Anonymous Software Company said...

such an informative article about JFR jACOB.thanks for sharing

9:05 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home