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The creation of Bangladesh from the East Pakistan is India’s one of the supreme foreign policy conquest. Discuss.

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.

1. The creation of Bangladesh from the East Pakistan is India’s one of the supreme foreign policy conquest. Discuss. (250 words)

Reference:  The Hindu

Why the question:

The article talks about revisiting India’s role and the message from Bangladesh Liberation War, five decades down the lane.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss in what way the creation of Bangladesh from the East Pakistan is India’s one of the supreme foreign policy conquest.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with brief background of the question.

Body:

Discuss first the nuances of Bangladesh Liberation War through Indian lens – talk about role played by Indira Gandhi, India acted with extreme circumspection and did not give in to rising clamor for any kind of premature military intervention in East Pakistan. The trigger: It was to adhere to this position till Pakistan declared war on India in December 1971. Diplomatic success in creating global sentiments in support of India. Overcoming opposition from the west etc.

Conclusion:

Conclude that India’s achievement in enabling the people of East Pakistan to carve out a separate destiny for them and achieve full freedom from Pakistan is an example of what can be achieved when political, diplomatic, and military, intelligence, and civil segments act in a coordinated manner under a firm and far-sighted political leadership.