"What was TF 74 going to do if India did choose to continue the war, and why operate in the Bay of Bengal rather than the Arabian Sea if the deterrence mission was in the West rather than in the East?" This excellent question about the role of Task Force 74 in the Indo-Pakistani War of December 1971 was asked by Lieutenant Commander McGruther in this Review 4 years ago. So far, it appears, no answer has emerged in the literature.
Naval War College Review: Vol. 31
, Article 11.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol31/iss1/11