Letters, Dec. 27, 1971

Power on the Subcontinent

Sir: The war between India and Pakistan [Dec. 6] is, in reality, not for the benefit of the Bangladesh refugees, but to determine once and for all the sole power on the subcontinent and put the Soviets in a better position against China.

If India succeeds in overrunning East Pakistan, it is probable that the Bangladesh nation will be born, leaving West Pakistan but a minor power to be reckoned with. In this way, India will also strengthen her position against China by eliminating an ally of the Chinese and a...

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