Three hundred people killed in army action against Awami League volunteers and supporters.
Yahya Khan was clear in his mind about what he should do. The strategy would be to provide the necessary force, buy time for the preparations and strike hard at the appropriate moment. Encouragement also came from Tikka Khan,- ‘Give me enough force and I will crush them in 48 hours’. Accordingly, Yahya Khan ordered the massive airlift to begin.