I don't understand why there is such a furore over Rahul's remark. We in Pakistan have long suspected that the Bangladesh operation was planned meticulously by the Indian Government after it failed to defeat Pakistan in 1965 and its army was halted outside Lahore. Indira Gandhi took advantage of the blunders committed by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Yahya Khan to divide Pakistan.

Shakir Lakhani
Published in The Hindu on Apr 19, 2007