^Ali، Tariq (1983). Can Pakistan Survive? The Death of a State. Penguin Books. صفحة 98–99. ISBN0-14-02-2401-7. The defeat of the Pakistan army traumatized West Pakistan and considerably dented the prestige of the armed services ... The defeat suffered in Dacca and the break-up of the country traumatized the population from top to bottom.
^Langewiesche، William (November 2005). "The Wrath of Khan". The Atlantic. اطلع عليه بتاريخ 31 يوليو 2016. Thirty-four years later it may seem obvious that the loss of Bangladesh was a blessing—but it is still not seen so today in Pakistan, and it was certainly not seen so at the time ... One month after the surrender of Pakistan's army in Bangladesh [Bhutto] called a secret meeting of about seventy Pakistani scientists ... He asked them for a nuclear bomb, and they responded enthusiastically.