The India-Pakistan War of November-December 1971: Background, Causes, and The Role of American Diplomacy

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This report discusses the November and December 1971, war between India and Pakistan over the persecution of Hindus by the West Pakistani army fighting East Pakistani rebels in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) and their refusal to allow East Pakistan to become independent. The war ended with India's defeat of the West Pakistani army in East Pakistan and the recognition of the new country of Bangladesh. U.S. policy towards India and Pakistan is also discussed.

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Niksch, Larry A. April 20, 1972.

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This report discusses the November and December 1971, war between India and Pakistan over the persecution of Hindus by the West Pakistani army fighting East Pakistani rebels in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) and their refusal to allow East Pakistan to become independent. The war ended with India's defeat of the West Pakistani army in East Pakistan and the recognition of the new country of Bangladesh. U.S. policy towards India and Pakistan is also discussed.

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Niksch, Larry A. The India-Pakistan War of November-December 1971: Background, Causes, and The Role of American Diplomacy, report, April 20, 1972; Washington D.C.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc992907/: accessed June 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.