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    WEST GERMAN PRESIDENT HEINRICH LUEBKE AND HIS WIFE AND DR.GERHARD SCHROEDER, FOREIGN MINISTER, ARRIVED IN?

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    WEST GERMAN PRESIDENT HEINRICH LUEBKE AND HIS WIFE AND DR.GERHARD SCHROEDER, FOREIGN MINISTER, ARRIVED IN CALCUTTA BY AIR FROM NEW DELHI, YESTERDAY (FRIDAY). THE PRESIDENT WAS RECEIVED AT THE AIRPORT BY THE GOVERNOR OF WEST BENGAL, MISS PADMAJA NAIDU, CHIEF MINISTER P.C.SEN AND MEMBERS OF THE WEST GERMAN COMMUNITY.

    THE PRESIDENT VISITED THE HOME OF THE POET RABINDRANATH TAGORE, THE NOVEL LITERATURE PRIZE WINNER, WHO DIED IN 1941 AGED 82. HERR LUEBKE PLACED FLOWERS IN HIS BEDROOM AND WAS ENTERTAINED AT A DISPLAY OF TRADITIONAL BENGAL DANCES.

    THE PRESIDENT IS NEARING THE END OF HIS TEN-DAY VISIT TO INDIA. AT A RECEPTION IN HIS HONOUR IF CALCUTTA, DR. LUEBKE, SAID "BRUTAL COMMUNIST AGGRESSION" ON INDIA'S FRONTIER WOULD ENABLE INDIA PARTICULARLY TO UNDERSTAND THE POSITION OF DIVIDED GERMANY WHERE IN ONE HALF OF THE COUNTRY 17 MILLION PEOPLE WERE FORCED TO LIVE UNDER A TOTALITARIAN SYSTEM.

    HE ADDED THAT WHAT GERMANY WANTED WAS "A PEACE WHICH WILL ENABLE ALL GERMANS TO LIVE IN FREEDOM." HARDLY ANY OTHER NATION WOULD BE ABLE TO SHOW AS MUCH UNDERSTANDING FOR INDIA'S DEFENCE ACTION AGAINST THE CHINESE AS THE GERMANS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1Y25UZ4G3H2F67EVU2JLTNAVC
    Media URN:
    VLVA1Y25UZ4G3H2F67EVU2JLTNAVC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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