Operation Searchlight

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Operation Searchlight was a planned military operation by the Pakistan Army to stop the Bengali nationalist movement in East Pakistan in March of 1971.[1] 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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  1. Sarmila Bose (8 October 2005). "Military Action: Operation Searchlight". Anatomy of Violence: Analysis of Civil War in East Pakistan in 1971. Economic and Political Weekly, Special Articles. Archived from the original on 1 March 2007.