The USSR teamed up with India to teach Pakistan a lesson because of Pakistan having facilitated the opening of diplomatic relations between USA and China through the week long all important visit of President Nixon to Peking (now Beijing) in 1972. That visit may not have taken place for a very long time to come had it not been for Pakistan’s cordial relations with the then reclusive China. It is also a known fact that the Pakistani efforts stemmed from a special request made by President Nixon and Henry Kissinger to the then Pakistani President after having invited him to the White House


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