03, New Delhi: At approximately 5.47 pm in the evening, Pakistan had launched air
attacks against Indian Airfields across the western border. The airfields of Srinagar,
Pathankot, Amritsar, Ambala, Agra, Jodhpur, Faridkot, Avanitpur, Uttarlai, Jamnagar and an
area near Ferozepur were attacked by aircraft of the Pakistani Air Force.
The President, Mr. V V Giri had
proclaimed a national emergency following Pakistani Aggression.
Emergency was declared under Article 352 of the Constiution after the central cabinet met
in a special session soon after the return of Mrs Indira Gandhi to the capital from
Calcutta. Parliament was requested to assemble tommorrow (Dec 4) for a special session
It may be recalled that Gen Yahya
Khan, the dictator running Pakistan had told reporters before he left for China on Nov
|"In 10 Days, I
might not be here in Rawalpindi, I will be off fighting a war".
True to his word, hardly ten days have elapsed before this attack on India
In an obvious attempt to shift the
blame on India, Radio Pakistan announced at 6.15 pm that Indian troops
have launched an attack in the Western Sector. The New China News Agency
also made a similar announcement at about the ..[Read Full