Indonesian President Soekarno arrived in New Delhi today by special plane from Calcutta on a three-day visit.
G.V. Plane taxi-ing in at Palam airport.
S.V. Two Indonesian children waiting.
S.V. Soekarno down gangway of plane.
S.V. Soekarno shakes hands with Dr. Prasad, then Dr. Radhakrishinan and then warmly greeted by Nehru.
S.V. Group- left to right. Dr. Radhakrishinan-Dr. Prasad-President Soekarno and Mr. Nehru.
C.U. Dr. Prasad-Soekarno and Nehru.
L.V. Soekarno inspecting Guard of Honour.
C.U. Mr. MacDonald (U.K.High Commissioner)
S.V. Soekarno warmly shakes hands with Mr. Macdonald.
C.U. Nehru and Dr. Prasad.
S.V. Soekarno shaking hands with more dignitaries.
S.V. Girl garlands Soekarno who shakes hands, another girl gives bouquet.
C.U. Soekarno with bouquet and surrounded by girls.
S.T.V. Soekarno addressing pressmen.
S.C.U. Soekarno and Nehru.
S.V. Dr. Prasad, Nehru, and Soekarno walk towards car.
S.V. Crowd looking on.
Car leaving airport with Soekarno.
G.V. Star of India pillar and Presidents house.
S.V.Int. Dr. Prasad shakes Soekarno by hand.
L.V. Soekarno and Dr. Prasad seated.
S.V. Nehru seated with Indonesian guest.
S.V. Soekarno and Dr. Prasad seated.
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Background: Indonesian President Soekarno arrived in New Delhi today by special plane from Calcutta on a three-day visit. It is the first major stop on his Afro-Asian tour.
Accompanied by his Foreign Minister Dr. Subandrio, he was greeted by Dr. Rajendra Prasa, I "dia's President, Mr Nehru, Prime Minister, Dr. Radhakrishinan, Cabinet ministers and other high officials.
Dr. Soekarno is believed seeking to intensify Afro-Asian support for his campaign against the Dutch in Indonesia. His six-week tour is officially called a rest and health trip. India sympathises with Indonesia's efforts to reduce its dependence upon foreign, mainly Dutch, business holdings and supports Indonesia's claim to West New Guinea (West Irian).
India, however, is nervous about the effect Indonesia's actions may have on foreign aid and investments to the rest of Asia. Prime Minister Nehru reportedly has urged Indonesia to use moderation in its anti-Dutch campaign.
Dr. Soekarno is scheduled to fly to Bombay on Thursday for a two-day visit before going on to Cairo. Other points on his tour include Pakistan, Burma, Thailand and Japan.