Senior military sources in east Pakistan have said the Pakistani troops who surrendered to the Indian forces on december 16 at the and of the 12-day war, would be moved out by all available transport within the next three days (27-28-29 December).
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LV & CU Pakistan army medical officer checking prisoner (2 shots)
CU Commanding Officer of Indian army watching
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CU & LV Prisoners at prayer in special area of camp.
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Background: Senior military sources in east Pakistan have said the Pakistani troops who surrendered to the Indian forces on december 16 at the and of the 12-day war, would be moved out by all available transport within the next three days (27-28-29 December).
Some 30,000 Pakistani soldiers are being held in Dacca Cantonment near the airport under what newsmen have reported as almost unbelievably relaxed prisoner of war conditions.
Troops interviewed there have acknowledged their very good treatment, but said they were anxious to return home.
SYNOPSIS: More than 30,000 Pakistani soldiers who surrendered to Indian forces on December the 16th at the and of the 12-day war are being held in the Dacca Cantonment. Newsman who visited the camp have reported that the prisoners are being held under almost unbelievably relaxed conditions.
According to military sources, the evacuation of prisoners is to begin later the week. All available transport including road, river and sea will be used to take the Pakistani soldiers out of Dacca--their first stop will be India. The evacuation of prisoners in seen by observers as marking the first stage of the gradual pull-out of the Indian army from Dacca.
The Indian forces have repeatedly denied that they will hand over any Pakistani officers to the East Bengalis to be tried for war crimes. Moat of the prisoners have praised their condition and treatment but all have said they anxious to go home.