• Short Summary

    Indian troops thrust deeper into East Pakistan on Monday (6 December)
    Newsmen in the filed say the troops have advanced 40 miles past the frontier -- and are involved in fierce combat with the Pakistan garrison at Jessore.

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    Indian troops thrust deeper into East Pakistan on Monday (6 December)
    Newsmen in the filed say the troops have advanced 40 miles past the frontier -- and are involved in fierce combat with the Pakistan garrison at Jessore.

    The area between Jessore and the frontier has been scene of many violent clashes in the past week.

    In some areas Pakistan soldiers built bunkers after recapturing territory from the Indian troops.

    SYNOPSIS: Pakistan soldiers set about the task of building bunkers after recapturing an area six miles east of Indian border on Thursday. The area lies between the border and the strategic city of Jessore -- and there's been heavy fighting here all week.

    Reporting on Monday indicate that India troops had again advanced beyond these positions -- and were fighting the Pakistan garrison at Jessore. War news from the Pakistani side is sparse -- but some advances claimed by India have been denied.

    In recent days there've been reports of prolonged and bitter fighting in this area -- sometimes lasting 48 hours or more without a break. But by today India reports were claiming that Indian troops had moved 40 miles past the frontier.....

    In the counter-attack which regained this area for the Pakistan troops, it's claimed that 60 Indian soldiers were killed.

    And after the fighting, Pakistan soldiers displayed a collection of arms and ammunition captured from the Indians. Outside the bunkers, the uniformed bodies of Indian soldiers were evidence of the fierce fighting.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1RFHXAUO0TCRTGFQZVR65KKWS
    Media URN:
    VLVA1RFHXAUO0TCRTGFQZVR65KKWS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/12/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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