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

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EAST BENGAL-Mukti Fouj s Two Fronts

EAST BENGAL Mukti Fouj's Two Fronts Ashim Mukhopadhyay THE arrival of fresh troops from West Pakistan to recapture lost areas and the formation of a six-member Cabinet of the Sovereign Democratic Republic of Bangla Desh are two very significant developments in the four weeks' war between the Mukti Fouj and Yahya Khan's army. The reason why the West Pakistani army has become so restless is not difficult to understand. In spite of being well fed and well equipped, they have been harassed and bottled up by a half-starved and unarmed people. Apprehending that the monsoon may make their condition more precarious and that they may have to die like starving mice in the besieged cantonments, the army prayed for help to Islamabad.

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