India was acting in good faith in her war against Pakistan, a leading Bangla Desh spokesman told reporters in New York on Monday (6 December).
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TRANSCRIPT: SEQ 2: CHOWDHURI: "The 75 million people have declared themselves independent and nobody can haul down 75 million people by tyranny. That is the grim reality. And today it is the reality which has been recognized by the government of India. I hope others soon follow."
QUESTION: Now, do you Feel India is acting in good faith or do you feel perhaps that India has plans to not respect the independence of Bangla Desh and perhaps extend its ??? country?
CHOWDHURI: So far India is concerned I have not the slightest doubt in my mind that acting in good faith, acting by very cherished human values.
QUESTION: What do you see as the outcome of the war?
CHOWDHURI: We have reached a point of no return.We shall not rest until one single soldier of Yahya Khan is thrown out into the Bay of Bengal We shall not allow one single soldier of Yahya Khan to remain in Bangla Desh."
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Background: India was acting in good faith in her war against Pakistan, a leading Bangla Desh spokesman told reporters in New York on Monday (6 December). Mr Abu Chowdhuri - head of the Bangla Desh diplomatic mission lobbying at the United Nations - said he was looking for other nations to take up India's example in granting formal recognition to the Bengal nation.
He said his people would fight until the last West Pakistani soldier left East Pakistan.