• Short Summary

    FIRST PHASE OF THE WITHDRAWAL BY INDIA AND PAKISTAN FROM THE POSITIONS THEY HAVE HELD SINCE THE END OF LAST AUTUMN'S 22-DAY WAR HAS BEGUN.

  • Description

    FIRST PHASE OF THE WITHDRAWAL BY INDIA AND PAKISTAN FROM THE POSITIONS THEY HAVE HELD SINCE THE END OF LAST AUTUMN'S 22-DAY WAR HAS BEGUN. THE WITHDRAWAL IS THE FIRST POSITIVE RESULT OF THE SOVIET-SPONSORED TASHKENT TALKS IN JANUARY.

    THE WITHDRAWAL WAS AGREED TO BY PRESIDENT AYUB KHAN, OF PAKISTAN, AND MR. LAL BAHADUR SHASTRI, PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA, AT THE TALKS AT TASHKENT. MR. SHASTRI COLLAPSED AND DIED SOON AFTER SIGNING A STATEMENT IN WHICH BOTH SIDES AGREED TO THE MILITARY WITHDRAWAL AND PLEDGED CO-OPERATION IN THE SEARCH FOR A PEACEFUL SOLUTION TO THEIR DIFFERENCES - NOTABLY OVER KASHMIR
    MRS INDIRA GHANDI, WHO HAS SUCCEEDED MR SHASTRI, AND THE NEW INDIAN GOVERNMENT HAVE PLEDGED THEMSELVES TO CARRY OUT THE TASHKENT AGREEMENT.

    DISENGAGEMENT AND WITHDRAWAL APPEARS TO BE GOING AHEAD SMOOTHLY. ACTUAL DISENGAGEMENT IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY 18 FEBRUARY AND THE WITHDRAWAL BY BOTH SIDES TO THE LINES THEY HELD BEFORE THE START OF THE 22 DAYS OF FIGHTING IS EXPECTED TO BE OVER BY 25 FEBRUARY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1A5K482I80JOWOBHUW4C22GXB
    Media URN:
    VLVA1A5K482I80JOWOBHUW4C22GXB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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