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India-Pakistan / War #214750

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 09, 1971
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(Studio) Indian troops surround Dacca, E. Pakistan. Orphanage nearby bombed. India to cease bombing of Dacca and Karachi, West Pakistan, for evacuation of foreign ntls. India captures 2 more E. Pakistan towns on banks of Ganges R., crosses Meghna River, sinking enemy ships. Chittagong port bombed; foreign ships damaged. In West Pakistan, Indian ships bomb coast near Karachi where London ship damaged.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Hili, E. Pakistan) Indians meet heavy Pakistani resistance at Hili, though Pakistanis cut off from supplies and outnumbered.
REPORTER: Bert Quint

(Studio) In Calcutta, India, India's Chief of Staff in E. Major General J.F.R. Jacob replies to questions about captured Pakistanis.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Calcutta, India) [JACOB - says POWs realize Pakistan is losing, due to cuts in communications, supplies; will continue fight.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) India repulses E. Pakistan air sweep across Kashmir.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Kashmir, India) Indians have harder time in west as West Pakistan has air support Journalism tightly controlled.
REPORTER: Richard Wagner (narrates)

(Studio) CBS has 8 reporters in E. Pakistan; unable to send film. Pakistan agrees to United Nations cease-fire and withdrawal proposal; India refuses until E. Pakistan Bangladesh government recognized.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Quint, Bert;
Wagner, Richard

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