ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Indo-Sudan Trade-Basic Issue Evaded

September 1, 1973 lations as intractable as it had become, the responsibility was that of a basic diplomatic and political miscalculation by India, aided and abetted by Bangladesh. This was the decision to use the POWs as virtual hostages to secure recognition of Bangladesh by Pakistan (which ambition had soon to be abandoned) and to force that country to send the Bengalis to Bangladesh and to take the non-Bengalis whom Dacca was intent on pushing out of the country.

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