Why Did India Cease Fire on the Western Border After the Fall of Dahaka?

At a time when the morale of Pakistan’s armed forces was at its lowest and their naval forces lay in ruins, and Naval oil reserves were destroyed by IAF, it seemed evident that India would at least secure control over Kashmir.

Meanwhile, General Ameer Abdullah Khan Niazi exuded confidence in his position and the available supplies.

A Question That Remained Unanswered

Why did Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, decide to cease fire on the Western Front after the fall of Dhaka?

Pakistan's Alliance with U.S

Pakistan became an ally of the United States on May 19, 1954. As a result of this alliance, Pakistan received around $900 million in military equipment and the training of numerous officers. In return, Pakistan granted the United States permission to utilize its territory for operations against Russia.

Following the India-Pakistan war in 1965, the American perspective shifted. They were potentially preparing Pakistani forces for keeping pressure on Russia and China, However, in 1971, President Nixon’s announcement of deploying the Seventh Naval Fleet to the Bay of Bengal to support Pakistan، drowned with west Pakistan’s hops.

Declassified Secrets

It is a common a practice in the United States, after a certain period, official documents including the President’s daily log and diary are de-classified to the public following security clearance. Some declasified documents depicts a esson we unlearnt.

Henry Kissinger's Mission: Diplomatic Relations with China

One of his interviews, Henry Kissinger revealed his mission to establish diplomatic relations between the United States and China. He mentioned that yahya Khan initially expressed readiness to liberate East Pakistan, but later launched an attack, justifying Indian physicall intervention.

henry was on his mission to opening with china since 1969, so he closely moniter the sitution.

Pakistan heated up western borders.

In response to the distressing message of General Niazi from the east, all officers rallied to confront India from westren side. In response, Indian forces launched a bombardment deep inside Pakistan, further escalating tensions.

Pakistan’s Defense policy relied solely on the belief that

East Pakistan’s defense lies in the West.

However, after two weeks of the war, Tiger Niazi surprisingly signed the surrender documents.

the Shamful histroic fact is, on December 15,1971 Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto tore apart the poalnd’s resolution that could have halted the war, while India accepted it after fall of Dhaka,on 16 december1971..

Revels the Stories Behind Closed Doors

While on the surface, the events may appear uncomplicated, the truth always lies hidden behind closed doors. As per declassified documents, Henry Kissinger, on December 17,1971 placed a significant phone call to President Nixon, 

Congratulations mr president you saved West Pakistan

formerly Henery Kissenger, in a meeting with the president expressed that, “India further attack West Pakistan in a full-scale way after completing mission jackpot in the east.

“They will then smash the Pakistan land forces and air forces, annex (take back) the (Pakistan-occupied) part of Kashmir and then call it off,” warned Henry Kissinger. When this happened, the centrifugal forces in West Pakistan would be liberated. Baluchistan and the Northwest Frontier will celebrate. West Pakistan would become a sort of intricate Afghanistan,”

The Battle Fought In The East, Surrendered In The West

This revelation adds a new layer to the unfolding narrative.

Navigating Complex Geopolitical Forces, U.S. Balancing Act Amid Soviet Pressures, Indian Objectives, Chinese Suspicions, and Pakistani Nationalism to achieve their goals.

east Pakistan may be attacked heavily on the eve of 15 Dec but the UN received reports that Russia pressured India to back off.

let’s close the topic:

As East Pakistan achieved liberation, marking a New Start for the nation, the world witnessed the opening of U.S.-China relations and India’s rapid triumph. 

Powerplayers from the West first didn’t even recognize their basic rights and after that bargained there for their own interests.

amidst these developments, questions arose: What did Pakistan gain from these bloodshed transformative events?

In 1972, Kissinger said to President:

“Not one has yet understood what we did in India-Pakistan and how we saved the China option which we need for the bloody Russians. Why should we give a damn about Bangladesh?”


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