|your western masters make some intresting comments here about the 65 war which you have been brainwashed to beleive you won.
Role of the US
The Pakistan army also grew in size, strength and influence because of assistance from the US.
In 1953, the US, in its efforts to build a bulwark south of the Soviet Union, signed several military agreements with countries in the region, including Pakistan.
Large sums of money and military supplies started arriving and continued to do so until the second India-Pakistan war in 1965.
Initially, the civil and military bureaucracies worked as partners, but since General Ayub Khan's first period of martial law in 1957, the civil service has played second fiddle.
The bureaucrats provide the brains, as it were, to the army's brawns, in running the country.
General Khan's so-called decade of development saw stability and growth.
But the defeat in the 1965 war led to the army's invincibility being challenged by an increasingly vocal opposition.
This became a surge after his protege, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, deserted him and established the Pakistan People's Party.
In 1969, protests spearheaded by students led to a second takeover - by General Yahya Khan, the army chief.
His efforts to restore democracy and introduce a universal adult franchise showed up Pakistan's inner contradictions.
The majority-province of East Pakistan elected a party demanding provincial autonomy to what should have been a clear majority in Pakistan's legislature.
The refusal by Mr Bhutto and the army to accept this led to violent resistance in East Pakistan.
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This led to a military crackdown, civil war, Pakistan's military defeat and the emergence of Bangladesh.
The dishonour and shame suffered by the army has never been forgotten.
However, failings by Mr Bhutto allowed the army a way back to power.
His increasingly authoritarian rule gave rise to growing political opposition, giving the army a handle.
Mr Bhutto's ousting in 1977 and execution in 1979 showed the army's capacity to topple elected leaders.
Mr Bhutto, ironically, was himself partially responsible for restoring the military's influence.
He deployed the army and the air force to fight a feudal-tribal-Marxist guerrilla force in Balochistan Province.
And he encouraged young PPP cadres to join the force as officers, although this was not looked upon by senior generals particularly favourably.
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