• 11-Jan-2023

44 years of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s hanging: The man who would ‘wage a war for 1,000 years’ with India

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Forty-four years ago, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who served as President and Prime Minister of Pakistan, was executed under the military regime of General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq. Bhutto left behind a mixed legacy in Pakistan. But towards India, his attitude was of hostility and extreme mistrust. Bhutto was the brain behind Operation Gibraltar and Operation Grand Slam, triggering the 1965 war. Bhutto was also the Pakistani leader who announced on the international stage that they would “wage a war for 1,000 years, a war of defence” against India.