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India-Pakistan / US #214373

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 16, 1971
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(Studio) Indian Prime Min. Indira Gandhi, in note to President Nixon, charges US could have prevented war by obtaining Pakistan release of Bangladesh leader Sheik Mujibur Rahman. Dan Rather reports Nixon disgusted that India should cast war blame on US. White House Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler reaffirms India's role in starting war. United States still offering 7th fleet for India's use in evacuating Pakistani prisoners.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) [On CBS morning news, Pakistani Dep. Prime Min. Zulfikar Ali BHUTTO - says United States and China may be called on for more aid to Pakistan on west front.]

(NYC) [Indian For. Min. Swaran SINGH - informs United Nations Security Council of end of fighting in Bangladesh, cease-fire in west]
REPORTER: Richard C. Hottelet

Cronkite, Walter;
Hart, John;
Hottelet, Richard C.

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