597 ংলাদেশের স্বাধীনতা যুদ্ধ দলিলপত্রঃ ত্রয়োদশ খন্ড A point made in several reports in the British Press today was that India was taken unawares by the Pakistani air attacks yesterday on the Indian airports in the west. But there was a tendency, exemplified in The Times leader, not to jump to the conclusion that a full-scale war had actually broken out. The Guardian, on the other hand, which has been taking a somewhat emotional attitude to events on the subcontinent, sees a Yahya- Mrs. Gandhi meeting as the only way to stop a full-scale war. For the Daily Telegraph, the Pakistani air attacks on Indian airports yesterday could perhaps be meant as a warning to Mrs. Gandhi. But the paper suggests in an editorial that it is still not too late for President Yahya to release Sheikh Mujib and seek a political solution in East Pakistan. PTI, quoting NONA, adds: China accused India tonight of having expansionist ambitions denounced the Soviet Union for supporting India, and promised firm support for Pakistan's "just struggle". The official New China News Agency said the acting Foreign Minister, Mr. Chi Peng-fei, made the statements in a speech at a reception given by the Mauritanian Ambassador. Mr. Mohamed Quid Sidi Aly, to mark Mauritania's 11th anniversary of independence. . "An Indian leader has openly made the truculent demand for Pakistani troops to withdraw from East Pakistan". Mr. Chi said. "Is this not a brazen demand for Pakistan to give in its own territory, to be occupied by Indian troops"? He asked. "This clamour of the Indian leader has completely revealed India's expansionist ambitions", Mr. Chi declared.