I am not usually a great defender of United States policies, but I have to admit that in the field of right to information, the US is far ahead of the Indian babus who obstinately block access to Indian archives under the lame pretext that this could ‘endanger national security’. A few months ago, the Office of the Historian at the US State Department released Volume XI of the Foreign Relations of the United States devoted to the ‘South Asia Crisis, 1971’: in other words, the Bangladesh War.

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