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122. Editorial Note

The political crisis in Pakistan, which escalated into civil war in East Pakistan in March 1971, ultimately led to armed conflict between India and Pakistan and convulsed the subcontinent of South Asia through the end of the year. Most of the important documents bearing on the United States response to that crisis are in Foreign Relations, 1969–1976, South Asia Crisis, 1971. The documents in this electronic publication for that period supplement, and should be read in conjunction with, the printed volume.