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Operation Searchlight: Location of Pakistani and Bengali units on 25 March 1971. Some unit locations are not shown.

Operation Searchlight was a planned military operation by the Pakistan Army to stop the Bengali nationalist movement in East Pakistan in March of 1971. It was ordered by the government in West Pakistan. This was seen as the sequel to Operation Blitz which had been launched in November 1970.

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