BASIS FOR PLANNING
1. A.L. [Awami League) action and reactions to be treated as rebellion and those whosupport or defy M.L. [Martial Law] action be dealt with as hostile elements.2. As A.L. has widespread support even amongst the E.P. [East Pakistani] elements in theArmy the operation has to be launched with great cunningness, surprise, deception andspeed combined with shock action.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESS
3. The operation to be launched all over the Province simultaneously.4. Maximum number of political and student leaders and extremists amongst teachingstaffs, cultural organisations to be arrested. In the initial phase top political leaders and topstudent leaders must be arrested.5. Operation must achieve a hundred per cent success in Dacca. For that Dacca Universitywill have to be occupied and searched.6. Security of cantonments must be ensured. Greater and freer use of fire against those whodare attack the cantonment. 7. All means of internal and international communications tobe cut off. Telephone exchanges, Radio, TV, Teleprinter services, transmitters with foreignconsulates to be closed down.8. EP tps [troops] to be neutralized by controlling and guarding kotes and ammunition byWP [West Pakistani] tps. Same for P.A.F. and E.P.R.
SURPRISE AND DECEPTION