Lieutenant General A A K Niazi, the Pakistani army commander in Dhaka, was informed: “NEFA front has been activated by Chinese, although the Indians, for obvious reasons, have not announced it.” But Beijing never did.
In May, Indira Gandhi wrote to Nixon about the ‘carnage in East Bengal’ and the flood of refugees, burdening India.
After L K Jha (then the Indian ambassador to US) had warned Kissinger that India might have to send back some of the refugees as guerrillas, Nixon commented, ‘By God, we will cut off economic aid [to India].’ A few days later, when the US president said ‘the goddamn Indians’ were preparing for another war, Kissinger retorted ‘they are the most aggressive goddamn people around.’ (All Excerpts and Sources from 929 page long Volume XI of the Foreign Relations of the United States) US sympathized with Pakistan, because of various reasons.
According to Najam Sethi, a well respected and honoured journalist from Pakistan, East Pakistan always complained that they received less development funds and less attention from the West Pakistan (Punjabi) dominating government.
Bengalis in East Pakistan also resisted the adoption of Urdu as the state language.
They are plotting a war.’ The pressure increased in East Pakistan, which attracted Indian attention.
Indians were preparing for war and were concentrated on the Eastern front.
The article was written after a detail analysis of various sources.
All the relevant and immediate sources are listed at the end of the Article.” Before 1971, Bangladesh used to be a part of Pakistan as East Pakistan.
Pakistani army started its operation in East Pakistan to contain the movement and anger among the Bengalis.
It is reported that the army was involved in mass killing of public and mass rape of women.
We, as professional public servants express our dissent with current policy and fervently hope that our true and lasting interests here can be defined and our policies redirected in order to salvage our nation’s position as a moral leader of the free world.’ This brought China in the picture.