A hero of the Bangladesh liberation war passes away
Jacob, who died in New Delhi on Wednesday, was one of the heroes of the 1971 war with Pakistan. Jacob started his military career with the British Indian Army. He breathed his last at the Army Research and Referral Hospital in New Delhi. Jacob personified the qualities of a soldier and a statesman who will always be remembered as one of the most prominent leaders in the annals of Indian military history. Jacob began his career during World War II in 1942 as a young Army officer.
He served in northern Iraq, North Africa, pandora jewellery Burma (now Myanmar) and Sumatra as part of the British forces. Jacob graduated from artillery schools in England and the United States. Jacob has composed an Indian Army manual on desert warfare.
He also took part in the Indo Pakistan war of 1965.
He retired from the Army after 37 years of service in 1978. During his retirement years, he was appointed Governor of Goa and Punjab.
Israeli Ambassador Daniel Carmon said, many years, the General has been a staunch supporter of India Israel relations and visited Israel a number of times. He shall forever be remembered as a human bridge between our peoples.