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India-Pakistan War / John F. Kennedy Administration #13832

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 17, 1971
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(Studio) 14 day war ends. Pakistan surrenders in eastern, accepts cease-fire in west Indian Prime Min. Indira Gandhi, Pakistan President Yahya Khan express hopes for peace. United States support for Pakistan questioned.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(White House) Pledge made to Pakistan during J.F. Kennedy administration in 1962; no Congress approval needed. President Nixon hard put to keep Pakistan from asking for troops. US-USSR negotiated last week People's Republic of China, also involved. USSR refused India restraint, but no talk of cancelling Nixon Moscow trip. Admin. trying to prevent USSR naval bases in India.

Gill, Bill;
Smith, Howard K.

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