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Hazy Trail To Dacca

Some basic, erroneous ideas about the ’71 Indo-Pak war need to be deflated

Hazy Trail To Dacca
Corbis (From Outlook, December 26, 2011)
Hazy Trail To Dacca
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Busting Some Myths

  • India started the war, not Pakistan
  • India was wrong in believing Pakistan wouldn’t respond militarily
  • Delhi’s strategy not well thought out
  • The USSR dilly-dallied in helping India
  • China was not interested in getting into an India-Pak conflict
  • America’s antipathy to India exaggerated

... And Those Who Were Ignored


Unsung Patriots Jagjivan Ram, Swaran Singh and Lt Gen Sagat Singh

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India’s war with Pakistan in 1971 was the most important strategic event in South Asia since the subcontinent’s Partition. Few wars in contemporary history have had such ramified and lasting...

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