• Short Summary

    UNITED STATES PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON ARRIVED IN NEW DELHI YESTERDAY (31 JULY) FOR TALKS WITH INDIA'S PRIME MINISTER, MRS INDIRA GANDHI, ON ASIAN SECURITY.

  • Description

    UNITED STATES PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON ARRIVED IN NEW DELHI YESTERDAY (31 JULY) FOR TALKS WITH INDIA'S PRIME MINISTER, MRS INDIRA GANDHI, ON ASIAN SECURITY.

    PRESIDENT NIXON, WHO IS ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WIFE ON HIS SIX-NATION TOUR, WAS GREETED AT THE AIRPORT ON HIS ARRIVAL BY MRS GANDHI AND THE ACTING PRESIDENT OF INDIA, MR MOHAMMED HIDAYATULLAH, WHO TOLD HIM: 'THE BRAVERY OF THE THREE ASTRONAUTS HAS CAPTURED OUR HEARTS, AND THE FAULTLESS EXECUTION OF THE ENTERPRISE HAS RECEIVED UNSTINTED PRAISE FROM ONE AND ALL IN THIS COUNTRY."
    PRESIDENT AND MRS NIXON FLEW IN ABOARD A UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BOEING JET TO THE BIGGEST RECEPTION BY WORLD PRESSMEN AND TELEVISION AND RADIO COMMENTATORS EVER SEEN IN INDIA. ON ARRIVAL HE WAS GARLANDED WITH TUBEROSES AND JASMINE.

    AFTER INSPECTING A GUARD OF HONOUR AND MEETING INDIAN DIGNITARIES, MR AND MRS NIXON DROVE AWAY IN A BULLET-PROOF CAR WITH THE ACTING PRESIDENT AS HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WAVING AMERICAN AND INDIAN FLAGS CHEERED. ON THE SEVEN-MILE DRIVE TO THE RASHTRAPATHI BHAVAN (PRESIDENTIAL PALACE), ABOUT 400 COMMUNIST DEMONSTRATORS, SHOUTING 'DOWN WITH PRESIDENT NIXON', PULLED BLACK HANDKERCHIEFS OUT OF THEIR POCKETS AS HE LEFT THE MOTORCADE TO GREET THE CHEERING CROWDS.

    AT A STATE BANQUET LATER, PRESIDENT NIXON CALLED FOR A NEW KIND OF PEACE 'THAT NOW, AS MAN CROSSES THE THRESHOLD OF THE HEAVENS, IS MORE NECESSARY THAN EVER.'

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    Film ID:
    VLVA18J4M5W9W12UZKMPQGKEDIOXE
    Media URN:
    VLVA18J4M5W9W12UZKMPQGKEDIOXE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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