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Except during periods of War or high tension, overland travel via India between the 2 wings was possible. However, after the introduction of a visa and passport requirement in 1952, this became much more expensive and time consuming for most people. Prior to 1955, Pakistanis found travel through India more expensive than it should have been because Pakistan ...


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US did help Pakistan in all possible ways. It blocked UN action against Pakistan for the genocide it committed, sent military supplies and encouraged countries like Iran and Jordan (which were US allies at that time) to do the same, shielded war criminals from prosecution, sent battle groups to threaten India and so on. In short, it did everything just shy ...


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The narrative states that Enterprise was off the coast of Viet Nam on Dec 10, 1971. The way I recall the situation, Enterprise was in the area of Hong Kong and it was more like Dec 20 or close there about. I was on one of the other ships in the task force and we were off the coast of Viet Nam. We were transferring our cargo to other ships because we were ...


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No conspiracy. The British were looking to get out. India/Congress Party was power hungry and trying to restore the chaos they helped create. At that time, the border didn't really matter. There was plenty of land and people. Look at the Border of the US-Canada. It's not straight either.


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Yes. Mainly because Jinnah was so arrogant and had a sort of superiority complex that Mountbatten did not like. Also, Jinnah was too eager to create Pakistan as early as possible so that he alone could take the credit for creating a Muslim state. All those irritated Mountbatten and he swung towards Hindus. Thus he favored India by offering majority of ...


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Gandhi had no effect on Partition at all. The British devolved power to the Provinces thus weakening the center- i.e. Delhi could not have waged a war to prevent any Province breaking away. Lord Wavell, as Viceroy, realized that the Army and the Central Bureaucracy could not stand against popular uprisings in the Districts. By bargaining with Gandhi and ...



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