Search the Archive

India-Pakistan / Dacca Falls #214372

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 16, 1971
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Pakistani forces surrender to Indians in Dacca, E. Pakistan. Lieutenant General Niazi gives up Pakistani troops in E. to Indian General Jagjit Singh Aurora. Indian Prime Min. Indira Gandhi proclaims Bangladesh a free nation, orders unilateral cease-fire in west India. Pakistani President Yahya Khan says fighting will continue
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Calcutta, India) Indian victory over West Pakistani occupation force, hated by E. Pakistan natives for atrocities, described. E. Pakistani villagers treated Indians as liberators. Indian army protects captured W. Pakistani soldiers from revengeful Bangladesh citizens. Indians said not resentful of United States role in war, if a bit annoyed.
REPORTER: Bert Quint

(Studio) Indians avoided civilian casualties. American refugees in Dacca Intercontinental Hotel said in good shape.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Quint, Bert
Duration:
00:05:40

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.