The statement that 'China will not pick sides' by a state-run media house is likely to deal a blow to the confidence of Pakistan which has held that Beijing would not allow India to run over it.
On April 28, 1971, US National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger sent US President Richard Nixon a memo seeking advice on the stance of United States in the run-up to the 1971 Indo-Pak war.
Asserting that Pakistan was serious to develop peaceful ties with all its neighbours, Khan claimed India was not ready to hold talks with the country due to the upcoming general elections.
Army and political leadership in Islamabad are on the same page on improving ties with New Delhi, says Pakistan PM
September 1965 was a busy month for the Indian armed forces.