The India-Pakistan War of 1971 : A Modern War
Major Rodney G. Kyle
Marine Corps Command and Staff College
Marine Corps Development and Education Command
The second part of the study examines the development of guerrilla war in East Pakistan between March and December 1971. The Political and Military organization of the insurgents is analyzed along with the counter-insurgency actions of the government forces. The effects of the war on India and the policies that nation developed to deal with it are also analyzed. The roles played by the United States, China, the Soviet Union, and the United Nations in the conflict are studied.
The study goes on the analyze the military operations of India and Pakistan during the fourteen days of conventional war between India & Pakistan. Finally, conclusions are drawn concerning the conditions which precipitated the conflict and the reasons for the success of the Bengali and Indian forces.
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