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India-Pakistan / Fighting #13490

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 24, 1971
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(Studio) India gives its troops power to cross into Pakistan for self defense; reported Indian tanks in E. Pakistan Sunday due to threatened Pakistan attack. Pakistan says it repelled number of drives along border and killed 200 Indians fighting with E. Pakistani rebels. Reports of badly hit town issued.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Harihar, India) Victim of fighting shown; no medical care available.
REPORTER: George Watson

(Studio) Focal points for fighting are areas won or being fought for by E. Pakistan rebels.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(E. Pakistan) Pakistan army and Bangladesh separated by field; Indians in nearby village. Fighting begins as day wanes; guerrillas confident.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Report on Dacca, E. Pakistan, attitudes to civil war issued.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Dacca, E. Pakistan) People here expect worst. Govt. knows many of its troops may be more loyal to guerrillas. 1/3 of 90,000 troops might support guerrillas. Antiaircraft batteries on alert. Guerrilla spies and sympathizers everywhere.
REPORTER: Howard Tuckner

(Studio) Secretary of State William P. Rogers calls in India and Pakistani representatives to discuss matters.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Rogers tried to get both sides to pullback troops from border. [Acting India Ambassador Maharajakrishna RASGOTRA - says Pakistan brought its troops to border, not us; states should withdraw.] New Delhi, India, representatives admit Indians crossed over. [RASGOTRA - says know of Indians crossing into E. Pakistan only once and on limited basis.] United States looks for end to crisis; considers help of United Nations Security Council
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

Jennings, Peter;
Koppel, Ted;
Reasoner, Harry;
Smith, Howard K.;
Tuckner, Howard;
Watson, George

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