INSTRUMENTS OF SURRENDER OF PAKISTANI FORCES IN DACCA
The Pakistan Eastern Command agree to surrender all Pakistan Armed Forces in Bangladesh to Lieutenant General Jagjit Singh Aurora, General Officer Commanding-in –chief of the Indian and Bangladesh forces in the eastern theatre. This surrender includes all
Pakistan land, air and naval forces as also all Para-military forces and civil armed forces. These forces will lay down their arms and surrender at the places where they are currently located to the nearest regular troops under the command of Lieutenant-general
Jagjit Singh Aurora.
The Pakistan eastern command shall come under the order of Lieutenant General Jagjit Singh Aurora as soon as this instrument has been signed. Disobedience of orders will be regarded as a breach of the surrender terms and will be dealt with in accordance
with the accepted laws and usages of war. The decision of Lieutenant-General Jagjit Singh Aurora will be final. Should any doubt arise as to the meaning or interpretation of the surrender terms.
Lieutenant-General-Jagjit-Singh-Aurora gives a solemn assurance that personnel who surrender shall be treated with dignity and respect that soldiers are entitled to in accordance with the provisions of the Geneva Convention and guarantees the safety and well
being of all Pakistan military and Para-military forces who surrender. Protection will be provided to foreign nationals, ethnic minorities and personnel of West Pakistan origin by the forces under the command of Lieutenant-General Jagjit Singh Aurora.
JAGJIT SINGH AURORA
Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Command
16 December 1971
AMIR ABDULLAH KHAN NIAZI
Zone B And Commander,
16 December 1971