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India-Pakistan / Dacca Falls #214372

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 16, 1971
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(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

Cronkite, Walter;
Quint, Bert

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