TIL that in the 1971 INDO-PAK war, BBC once mistakenly reported that Indian Air Force had air-dropped 5,000 soldiers,13 times more than the actual number of 384.The incorrect report scared Pakistan and hastened the surrender of Pakistani soldiers which eventually led to the liberation of Bangladesh.

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