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High Point Enterprise, The (Newspaper) - September 5, 1976, High Point, North CarolinaHigh Point Enterprise sunday september 5, 1976 19b Bangladesh apparently readying for conflict with India Dacca the dumb Lings towards yet an other conflict on the Indian subcontinent have begun. The nine month old military government of Bangladesh seems to be shaping up for a confrontation with its giant neighbor India. For the past few months Bangladesh s military Leader major general Ziaur Rahman who seized Power last november has been attempting to Deal with the causes of the quarrel by discreet diplomacy. But it is now being said in Bangladesh s capital Dacca that these approaches have proved fruitless and the bangladeshis have decided to go for broke by confronting India publicly and even preparing for the possibility of a real conflict. Last weekend general Ziaur Rahman told a widely cheering gathering in Dacca of mukti Tahini Freedom fighters the men who fought against Pakistan in 1971 that they might soon i have to fight again to protect the Independence of he announced that the mukti Tahini would gel new military training so that they could reinforce the men of the bangladeshi j army. The warning came three Days after general Ziaur Rahman launched a Strong attack on India at the. Colombo non aligned Summit. During the conference bangladeshi delegates lobbied for support against India and called it Neo colonialist and in the past month there has been a resurgence of strident anti Indian propaganda in the bangladeshi press with editorial writers talking of a Man made tragedy which could engulf the whole the dispute with India involves two issues. First. Bangladesh alleges that India has broken an agreement drawn up when the s300 million far Akka barrage was completed 11 Miles inside Indian territory. The barrage Complex with a 20-mile feeder canal is designed to divert water from the Ganges to the Hooghly River in an attempt to Clear away the dangerous silting of the Waterways around India s port of Calcutta. According to bangladeshi officials the two countries agreed to conduct a in s n avy gunner s mate Seaman Steven c. Ii stain 22, son of or. And mrs. John h. Chastain of 1416 Johnson St. Has returned to Charleston s.c., after an extended deployment to the Mediterranean As a Crew member aboard the guided missile destroyer Sellers. A 1972 graduate of Andrews High school he joined the Navy in january 1975. I army National guard major j James w. Burger of High j Point recently completed part ii of a staff officer course at the . Army command and general staff College it. Leavenworth. Kan. I Burger is assigned with Headquarters 113th Field artillery group in Green Sboro. He is a teacher for the Greensboro Public schools. He received a a. B. Degree from High Point College and an . Degree in 1966 from appalachian state University at Boone. He and his wife Raye live at 201 Liberty re. Riverside Calif. Staff sgt. Walter e. Mccomb jr., whose Mother is mrs. Florence a Mccomb of it. 3, Randleman has received special recognition at March fab Calif. Mccomb was named out standing non commissioned officer of the Quarter in his unit for exemplary conduct duty performance and loader ship. The sergeant serves with the 22nd Supply Squadron a part of the strategic air command. He is a 1963 graduate of Central High school i Asheboro. I Brief test diversion of water in May 1975, but India continued siphoning after the test ended. The diversion has had a marked effect on Bangladesh s agriculture according to b. M. Abbas the presidential adviser on irrigation and water control during the dry season from mid March to mid May More than acres of Paddy were lost to drought nearly two thirds of the tube Wells could not be used and serious salivation problems developed in the South of Bangladesh As Salt water began seeping up canals and Rivers. The Cost this year alone has been More than million and this will grow. General Ziaur s second accusation is that India is training and arming guerrilla groups which since january have been making sabotage raids into the province of myme Singh from base Camps just inside the Indian Border in the megh Alaya area. The guerrillas Are mainly those supporters of sheikh Mujibur Rahman who fled Bangladesh after the overthrow and murder of the sheikh a year ago. They Are led by a flamboyant hero of the 1971 War against Pakistan Kader Siddique and have blown up Bridges and government buildings and murdered local officials in the North. The martial Law authorities in Dacca assert that they Are trained by India s Border Security Force and claim to have captured documents and weapons proving the Indian connection. No doubt Bangladesh at least in Public is exaggerating both issues. But they have now become the focus of intense anti Indian feelings the depth of which surprises even Western diplomats. Perhaps part of the government s is to use this As a Means of uniting Bangladesh no Small attraction in a country which has gone through three coups d eat in 12 months and is facing a new round of instability As next february s election approaches. India s motives Are More obscure. Admiral m. H. Khan the Bangladesh Navy s chief of staff hazards the guess that India wants to destabilize his country in the Hope of imposing a More pro Indian administration in Dacca. Given India s High handed policies in the past towards its smaller neighbors Sikkim and Nepal other senior officials claim that it is just another manifestation of Indian the Prospect of overt Indian military action against Bangladesh might seem Remote. What Indian government after All would want to take Over 70 million poverty stricken and hostile moslem but the fear in Dacca is that if mrs. Gandhi stumbles on the Road to her new democracy in India she might exploit the quarrel with Bangladesh to create a wave of jingoism popularity to keep her in Power. Sears some items at regular Low prices shop monday 30. . I0p.m. Save to 82005 57605 off 1-coat exterior Latex House paint 4 99 gallon regular dries to a Flat finish on Wood aluminium and masonry. Comes in 19 exterior colors. Easy soapy water cleanup. Off Latex texture Wall paint 449 he gallon regular create your own dramatic texture effects on Walls and ceilings. Helps hide Small cracks and defects. In White. 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