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India-Pakistan / Fighting #214053

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 25, 1971
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(Studio) Pakistan claims 1,000 Indians killed in 5 days' border fighting. India denies being in E. Pakistan; says 7 Indian civilians killed in Pakistani fire. Pakistan says China (People's Republic), ready to join their side in case of war. Premier Chou En-lai cites concern over military provocation by India. USSR demands Pakistani's military regime end civil war. Admin. may seek solution in United Nations Security Council
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Kasba, E. Pakistan) Area map shown. Indians crossed into E. Pakistan through Jessore and Kasba; incursion into Kasba occurred Saturday night. For. reporters taken to Kasba by Pakistani army officers to disprove Indian claims they had never crossed border. Bodies of Indians shown. Railway junction heavily attacked. Pakistanis feel Indian and Mukti Bahini trying to capture main road Looks like Premier Indira Gandhi gave in to hawks. Both Indian attacks failed.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

Cronkite, Walter;
Fenton, Tom

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