Tuesday, December 6, 2011

On December 6

On this day in ...
... 1971 (40 years ago today), Pakistan severed diplomatic relations with India after the India government recognized the territory formerly known as East Pakistan as an independent nation-state. These development occurred amid an intense air war between India and Pakistan. Pakistan would surrender 10 days later, and that former territory, "Bangladesh -- meaning 'Bengal country' -- was born." (map credit)

(Prior December 6 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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