I don't like the Indians, said Nixon during Bangladesh crisis

New Delhi:  Former US President Richard Nixon was baffled and annoyed with Americans' sympathies for India, which he described as a “physiological disorder”, says a new book based on declassified documents.He scorned a “phobia” among
i don t like the indians said nixon during...
PTI October 21, 2013 15:07 IST
New Delhi:  Former US President Richard Nixon was baffled and annoyed with Americans' sympathies for India, which he described as a “physiological disorder”, says a new book based on declassified documents.





He scorned a “phobia” among some Americans that “everything India does is good, and everything Pakistan does is bad”, and once told the military leader of Pakistan (Yahya Khan), “There is a psychosis in this country about India,” writes Princeton University professor Gary J Bass in “The Blood Telegram: India's Secret War in East Pakistan.”

The book, published by Random House India, is a riveting history of the Pakistani army's crackdown on the then East Pakistan (today's independent Bangladesh), killing thousands of people and sending ten million refugees fleeing into India.

It describes how Nixon and his National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger supported Pakistan's military dictatorship.

 
Chunav Manch Gujarat 2017
 
 
killer smog
 

You May Like

   
 

More from world