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India as Rescuer? Order Versus Justice in the Bangladesh War of 1971

Nicholas J. Wheeler

in Saving Strangers

Published in print May 2002 | ISBN: 9780199253104
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600302 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199253102.003.0003
India as Rescuer? Order Versus Justice in the Bangladesh War of 1971

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Examines the justifications, motives, and outcomes surrounding India's use of force against Pakistan in December 1971. It shows how international society as reflected in the positions taken by the Security Council and the General Assembly interpreted India's action as a breach of the legal rules prohibiting the use of force rather than as a rescue of the Bengali people.

Keywords: Bengal; India; international society; justification; motive; outcome; Pakistan; UN General Assembly; UN Security Council

Chapter.  11562 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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