There was a discussion on shout about indo pak war of 71. We had a member say India lost a crucial leverage by not forcing the issue on Kashmir in return for the land India had captured. My view and some of the other members was that India was in no position to force the issue as the US was breathing down indias throat. Thr Nixon admin was anti India and had sent the seventh fleet to the Bay of Bengal. The US might have attacked India if India has forced the issue on Kashmir was the view. The US was late in doing anything about India successfully liberating Bangladesh but would have not let India dictate terms on Kashmir. What is members take on this?