Speech it was very evident that Yahya Khan was referring to the guerilla activities of the Freedom Fighters and that our actions had hit his ego and destroyed his dreams of subduing the Bengalees.
On 14 October the sector commanders in the eastern region went to Agartala to receive the Bangladesh Prime Minister and the Acting President. They arrived in a special aircraft of the Indian Air Force. We held brief discussion about our difficulties-specially due to the short supply of arms and ammunition. There was a reference during the discussion about the rumour of some politicians trying for a rapprochement with Pakistan. The Acting President and the Prime Minister confirmed the rumour but advised us not to give it any currency which could demoralize the fighters. We were also assured that nothing short of independence will be acceptable to them.
On 15 October our forces raided Pakistani positions at Ballavpur, Darogarhat and Chaygharia. In all these raids 6 Pakistanis and many Razakars and militiamen were killed and 8 were injured.
On 16 October the Acting President Syed Nazrul Islam and Prime Minister Mr. Tajuddin Ahmed visited forward defences in Sreenagar area-only about a mile away from the Pakistani defences and well within their mortar range. That day a special commando group under a political leader Mr. Mosharaf Hussain, M. C. A. was inducted inside Bangladesh. The task assigned to them was to destroy fuel dump near Chittagong Naval Base.
The guerillas ambushed a patrol party of the Pakistanis near village Jagannath Sonapur in the early hours of 17 October. In the ambush the guerillas used 2" mortars & LMG's. 2 Pakistani soldiers and 3 militiamen were killed. Another ambush on that day at Devpur BOP arca in Belonia left 3 Pakistani soldiers killed. On our side Sepoy Amjad Ali of BDR (11 wing) was seriously injured.
"On 17 October at 05-30 in the morning, our guerillas laid ambush in East Devpur area. Fighting continued for almost half an hour in which 3 Pakistani soldiers were killed. On that day I held discussion with Lt. Col. Bisra of 8 Bihar (Indian Army) and planned conventions operations against the Pakistani positions. More coordination was needed between Bangladesh and Indian forces in all respect including controlling and directing troop movements, deployment, ground actions and fire support. Due to lack of such coordination, Indian artillery had fired, by mistake, on our position near Chagalnaya injuring 4 of our soldiers.
In the carly hours of 18 October we raided Guthuma BOP. Prior to the raid 50 rounds of 3" Mortar were fired. The Pakistanis called for artillery fire on our troops. The raid continued for half an hour during which 10 Pakistani soldiers were killed. We offered 2 casualties. Sepoy Latif was injured critically and evacuated to Belonia Hospital where he died later on.
Another raid on Pakistani defences at Matua village arca that morning claimed 3 Pakistani casualties.