1971 Indo-Pak War and foreign involvement

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The Puzzle of the 1972 Shimla Summit, Or Why India Did Not Impose Its Will
Whatever be the reasons, but the foreign policy/the advisor were not good negotiator. They were lacking foresight.
 

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Semi popular Opinion: If US tried to Invade India in 1971, they would’ve gotten such a bloody nose that their whole country might end up collapsing.
 

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Semi popular Opinion: If US tried to Invade India in 1971, they would’ve gotten such a bloody nose that their whole country might end up collapsing.
the question of US invasion does not arise, by end of dec 1st week Nixon was told by his advisors, Pakistan will loose the war.

everything else is just Cold War politics.

there is a thread on Nixon files, you check there if you need proof.
 

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the question of US invasion does not arise, by end of dec 1st week Nixon was told by his advisors, Pakistan will loose the war.

everything else is just Cold War politics.

there is a thread on Nixon files, you check there if you need proof.
Even then, Nixon and his buddies were bootlickers of Pakistan.

They were busy trying to impose their little “democratic values” on the world while saying “Communsists are evil”, even though they themsleves supported a Military dictatorship against the worlds biggest democracy in 71. Their politics are two faced and hypocritical.
 

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Even then, Nixon and his buddies were bootlickers of Pakistan.

They were busy trying to impose their little “democratic values” on the world while saying “Communsists are evil”, even though they themsleves supported a Military dictatorship against the worlds biggest democracy in 71. Their politics are two faced and hypocritical.
this hypocrisy has been pointed out by EAM Jaishankar many times in his speeches. It’s not like this has not been conveyed to muricans.

he took the example of Pakistan and myanmar.
 

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this hypocrisy has been pointed out by EAM Jaishankar many times in his speeches. It’s not like this has not been conveyed to muricans.

he took the example of Pakistan and myanmar.
Actually it’s not.

As someone who resides in America, we are taught that this was the “biggest democracy in the world”, and it’s involvement with Pakistan is literally erased in its history books.
 

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Actually it’s not.

As someone who resides in America, we are taught that this was the “biggest democracy in the world”, and it’s involvement with Pakistan is literally erased in its history books.
US education system is a gone case in non-technical fields.

I am putting forth Indian perspective not American.
we are very much aware of American exceptionalism.
 

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Semi popular Opinion: If US tried to Invade India in 1971, they would’ve gotten such a bloody nose that their whole country might end up collapsing.
No one invades population as big as India. USA was tought a lesson of their lives by Vietnam backed by Russia. Same semi proxy alliance would have applied here as well. Also India played a very safe and clinical game and tried not to overtly agitate USA. But we were ready, nonetheless. Whether it had gone bankrupt or collapsed can not be said. They had far more deeper pockets and their civilisational brothers to help.

There is another very dangerous theory which I will never reveal that could have gone wrong against both India and USSR. But like I said India played the game very well. The history offers a great learning but it hardly repeats. There are now new challenges which will require new ideas and solutions. Keep clam heads, talk less and work along everyone. Actually there are no formulas. Just be what you are and wait before they fall on their own weight.
 

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My father was in the war , served in navy.

mother used to joke about him firing torpedoes or something in war .

only realised it wasnt a joke when i saw discharge papers.

served onboard Godavari , ' INS Godavari-hunter class destroyer '
 

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1971 war! Ah! The good old war When Pakistan Army Surrendered 93000 of their Soldiers to India and Bangladesh was liberated! East Pakistan was more Fantastic, I must say.
 

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