Between February 1971 and July 1973 – 3,700 hours of President Richard Nixon’s phone calls and meetings across the executive offices were secretly recorded. Currently, approximately 3,000 hours of these tapes have been declassified, released, and made available to the public.
In the context of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 what is proved from the telephonic:
conversations between US President Richard M Nixon and secretary of state Henry Kissinger is:
– Nixon and Kissinger both viewed India’s involvement in the Bangladesh Liberation War as a diplomatic problem
– They wanted China to “threaten” India with some militaristic moves and not engage in a full scale act of aggression
– They did not want to offer any form of help to India which they viewed will be an unnecessary move.