• Short Summary

    FIGHTING HAS DIED DOWN ON THE DISPUTED RANN (WILDERNESS) OF KUTCH ON THE BORDER BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN.

  • Description

    FIGHTING HAS DIED DOWN ON THE DISPUTED RANN (WILDERNESS) OF KUTCH ON THE BORDER BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN. BUT IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THE ARID DESERT, SOON TO BE FLOODED BY THE MONSOON, PAKISTAN TROOPS HAVE DUG IN AND SET UP ENCAMPMENTS.

    THE PAKISTAN GOVERNMENT CLAIM THAT THE DISPUTED RANN OF KUTCH AREA SHOULD NOT BE OCCUPIED BY MILITARY FORCES FROM EITHER INDIA OR PAKISTAN. THEY CLAIM THAT BOTH COUNTRIES RECOGNISE THIS. HOWEVER, THE PAKISTAN GOVERNMENT SAYS THAT SINCE THE END OF JANUARY, INDIA HAS BEEN SENDING TROOPS INTO THE AREA AND HAS SET UP NEW POSTS AND FORTIFICATIONS. PAKISTAN CLAIMS THAT BY MARCH THREE BATTALIONS OF TROOPS HAD BEEN MOVED INTO THE RANN OF KUTCH BY INDIA. THE PAKISTAN GOVERNMENT CLAIMED THAT INDIA LAUNCHED AN ATTACK ON A PAKISTAN POSITION ON APRIL 9.

    THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT ALLEGES THAT IT WAS PAKISTAN THAT WAS MOVING ILLEGALLY INTO THE RANN OF KUTCH, AND DECLARES THAT PAKISTAN IS THE AGGRESSOR.

    WITH LEADING GOVERNMENT MINISTERS DISCUSSING THE SITUATION IN BOTH KARACHI AND DELHI, AN UNEASY TRUCE HAS FALLEN ON THE RANN OF KUTCH. CONDITIONS ARE DIFFICULT FOR THE SOLDIERS. LIKE THEIR INDIAN COUNTERPARTS, THE PAKISTAN SOLDIERS HAVE DUG TRENCHES IN THE DRY SANDY SOIL. THEY KEEP A CONSTANT WATCH AROUND THEIR ENCAMPMENTS, AND ALL VEHICLES AND TENTS ARE EITHER CAMOUFLAGED OR CONCEALED BEHIND CLUMPS OF TREES AND BUSHES.

    NO MEETING BETWEEN INDIAN AND PAKISTAN LEADERS HAS BEEN HELD SO FAR, AND NONE HAS BEEN ARRANGED FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS. INDIA IS ADAMANT THAT PAKISTAN MUST WITHDRAW HER TROOPS FROM THE AREA BEFORE NEGOTIATIONS CAN BEGIN; PAKISTAN IS CALLING FOR THE WITHDRAWAL OF ALL MILITARY AND CIVILIAN FORCES BY BOTH SIDES TO OPEN THE WAY FOR PEACEFUL DISCUSSION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA256Y6OOE7EQ8XDXF0743R620B
    Media URN:
    VLVA256Y6OOE7EQ8XDXF0743R620B
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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