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1971 East Pakistan - A Veteran speaks

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  1. Signalian

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    He mentions PA fought Police/EBR/EPR and defeated all three, but Mukti Bahini were the real trouble makers.

    8:45 - he created a bengali force to counter Mukti Bahini


     
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    Interesting insight; also shows that how much disconnect was there from intelligence side to the ground realities. They didn't knew camps were made across border, didn't knew about another student organisation trying to help the country which could've had been a great tool to counter the mukti bahini student groups.
     
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    They knew it all , but there was no political will to save east Pakistan.
    Just 5 years ago in 1965 the Bengalis literally swamped Pakistan army recruitment camps to fight for Pakistan against India and the best PAF Ace Fighter Pilots were Bengalis, because Ayub Khan was keeping them happy and feel like they are part of Pakistan.
    Then in 1969 Ayub Khan had to resign under pressure from ZAB and the rest is history.
     
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    whats a veteran
     
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    The greatest flaw still lies in blatant over exaggeration of Pakistani capabilities to quell insecurities of the masses, feeding them opium of radicalization as well as extreme gross underestimation of your adversary (which has cost Pakistan every single war - which is why you must celebrate and build museums over something so trivial as a small aerial victory).

    I am not surprised to see zero sympathy for Bangladeshi citizens who were tortured, raped, and murdered so brutally and zero criticism for the Pakistani forces who committed these atrocities.
     
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