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India is responsible for liberating Bangladesh from Pakistan. But did it eventfully turn out to be blunder considering the present India ---Bangladesh relationship

Asked by Good Citizen, 30 Jul '10 09:30 pm
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Many a time, we Indians would ask 'was it really worth all that effort' in liberating then East Pakistan for the ungrateful b_astards they turned out to be with in 4 years of their liberation. But I feel, it was important for us from a strategic point of view to cut off the threat from Enemy No. 1 from another front.

Bangladesh, the improverished and miserable nation that it is, can at best be of nuisance value to us giving shelter to all the unwanted elements of the Eastern terrorists outfits. The damage they cause will be limited. But think of having Bangladesh as part of Pakistan in the present conjucture. We already have a belligerent, arrogant and uncouth Pakistan spitting fire all the time, a violent separatist and terrorist movement in J&K, forcing us to commit a major part of the land forces to take care of a large frontier apart from fighting the insurgents.

To top it, we have a nervous relationship with China, the borders with whom have to be taken care of with deploy ...more
Answered by Omega, 30 Jul '10 10:43 pm

 
  
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If the Bangladeshis prooved to be most ungrateful, it does not mean that we committed a blunder. we did the right thing
Answered by iqbal seth, 30 Jul '10 10:25 pm

 
  
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I don't subscribe to that view. Because, in 1971 India was gasping under the pressure of almost 10 million refugees and the hostile Pakistani Army were on the Eastern frontier. A neighbour in turmoil and in civil war is never a comfortable thing. In India's interest also liberation of Bangladesh was necessary. But Bangladesh never grateful to India for this. In stead , they now find more closeness with their earlier oppressor the erst while West Pakistan and now Pakistan. India - Pakistan cricket matches in Bangladesh bear testimony of this. But, in the end, I like to say, had Bangladesh not been liberated, we would have to suffer cross-border terrorism from Pakistan on Easter Frontier also.
Answered by soumyen sarkar, 30 Jul '10 09:58 pm

 
  
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The are not obliged; had it been some other religion, they would have been. Ultimately bangladesh has to obey the great 'akas' in the middle east.
Answered by Om Shrivastava, 30 Jul '10 09:48 pm

 
  
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Absolutely true.Perhaps it is rightly said that one shoiuld not interfere in any other person/country's affairs unnecessarily.
Answered by HEMANT MEHTA, 30 Jul '10 09:46 pm

 
  
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Its true
Answered by Chetan, 30 Jul '10 09:39 pm

 
  
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I do not think so
Answered by anil garg, 29 Sep '10 02:39 pm

 
  
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1)Liberation of Bangladesh shall never be termed a blunder just because the relationship between India and that country is not cordial now. India did the right thing from freeing the freedom loving Bangladeshis from the draconian clutches of Pakistanis who were butchering them despite belonging to the same faith which had been the sole basis on which both were treated as one nation by the colonial ruler Britain. You need something more than mere common religion to remain united.
2)Even from the geo political strategic view, separation of Bangladesh from Pakistan was a best move on the part of India.
3)India being a non interfering country cannot be blamed for all things that went wrong in its neighborhoods. Bangladesh had its own ups and downs and its experimentation with democracy has not been as smooth as that of India. Bangladesh politicians and military rules like their Pakistani counterpart used India as an excuse to grab power and India could do nothing about this internal m ...more
Answered by Tony Fernandez, 31 Jul '10 01:45 pm

 
  
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Yes you are right sir
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 31 Jul '10 11:51 am

 
  
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India blundered by liberating Bangla Desh !
Answered by Venkataramana Shetty, 30 Jul '10 10:18 pm

 
  
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