• Short Summary

    President Yahya Khan of Pakistan said that he was "very near" to war with India when he spoke to newsmen in Karachi on Friday (30 July) in his first television interview since the start of the crisis in fast Pakistan at the beginning of April.

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    President Yahya Khan of Pakistan said that he was "very near" to war with India when he spoke to newsmen in Karachi on Friday (30 July) in his first television interview since the start of the crisis in fast Pakistan at the beginning of April.

    Asked about the tense situation on the border with India, the President warned that any attempts to seize territory in East Pakistan would result in an all-out war. He did not want this, he said, but he would be prepared to fight in defence of his country.

    On World criticism of his military campaign in East Pakistan, he said he wished to remind the world that their criticism should be objective. He was dealing with an armed rebellion, he pointed out, and suggested that the rest of the world should see the "facts of life."
    The President told the television teams that he would be visiting East Pakistan shortly, and invited them to accompany him. No firm dates were given.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACFWSA09VFD73YZQB2HAKY18KL
    Media URN:
    VLVACFWSA09VFD73YZQB2HAKY18KL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/07/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:55:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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