• Short Summary

    The Pakistan Army commander in East Bengal, Lieutenant-General Azin "Tiger" Niazi, was flown from Dacca to India on Monday (20 December).

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    LV General Niazi transferred from helicopter to Caribou aircraft while guards stand by. (4 shots)
    0.24

    2.
    Caribou aircraft files off.
    0.28

    3.
    LV & CU Inter-continental Hotel with Bangladesh flag being raised outside
    0.37

    4.
    SCU Bangladesh officials lead hotel staff in chanting "Jai Bangla" (3 shots)
    0.45

    5.
    GV Bangladesh flag flying
    0.50

    6.
    SV traffic past large crater in road with workers filling it in (4 shots)
    1.20

    7.
    Jeep taken from crater
    1.23

    8.
    LV People fill in crater
    1.28

    9.
    LV & CU Policeman directs near normal traffic (3 shots)
    1.41



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Pakistan Army commander in East Bengal, Lieutenant-General Azin "Tiger" Niazi, was flown from Dacca to India on Monday (20 December).

    General Niazi, who formally surrendered to Indian troops last week, was given full military protocol at the airport. He was transferred from a helicopter to an Indian army aircraft, before leaving for Calcutta.

    About 3,000 Pakistani troops--many of them wounded, have already been taken to India and the transfer of an estimated 73,000 Pakistani soldiers is expected to be completed within a month.

    Dacca itself was reported quiet on Monday by an Indian government spokesman in Delhi. After checking with the self-styled Bangladesh Government of East Pakistan, the spokesman denied reports of widespread rioting. Soldiers and civilians busied themselves repairing some of the bomb and mortar damage done to the city.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB5HKXZV888204ERMSRFLDGX62
    Media URN:
    VLVAB5HKXZV888204ERMSRFLDGX62
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/12/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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