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CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 10, 1971
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(Studio) Fighting heavy in Kashmir, India; India reports troops on Meghna River, 25 mile from Dacca, E. Pakistan. Indian Prime Min. Indira Gandhi considers United Nations cease-fire proposal, though crushing Pakistani resistance in Bangladesh.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Senior Pakistani ofr. in E. Pakistan appeals to United Nations in terms suggesting defeat surrender. Major General Farman Ali Khan cables United Nations Secretary General U Thant for aid in repatriating civil and military personnel from E. to W. Pakistan. Pakistani President Yahya Khan cables United Nations to disregard General's message. Pakistan's Dep. Prime Min. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto arrives in NYC, cancels appointed with U Thant, says nothing. India's For. Min. Swaran Singh expected at United Nations soon. Security Council to meet. India wants representatives of Bangladesh present.
REPORTER: Richard C. Hottelet

Cronkite, Walter;
Hottelet, Richard C.

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