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    INDIA'S FIRST WOMAN PRIME MINISTER - THE DAUGHTER OF THE LATE MR. NEHRU - WAS?

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    INDIA'S FIRST WOMAN PRIME MINISTER - THE DAUGHTER OF THE LATE MR. NEHRU - WAS SWORN IN YESTERDAY (TUESDAY). MRS. INDIRA GANDHI IS ALSO HER COUNTRY'S THIRD PRIME MINISTER AND THE YOUNGEST TO TAKE UP OFFICE AT 48. SHE TOOK THE OATH IN ENGLISH.

    THE CEREMONY AT THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE IN DELHI WAS CARRIED OUT BEFORE PRESIDENT RADHAKRISHNAN. FIFTEEN OTHER MINISTERS WERE ALSO SWORN IN - AMONG THEM MR. NANDA, THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR HOME AFFAIRS, WHO TOOK OVER AS CARETAKER PRIME MINISTER WHEN MR. SHASTRI DIED OF A HEART ATTACK IN TASHKENT.

    AMONG THOSE WATCHING THE CEREMONY WERE MRS. GANDHI'S AUNT, MRS. VIYJALAKSHMI PANDIT, WHO WAS INDIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER IN LONDON, AND THE FORMER DEFENCE MINISTER, MR. KHRISHNA MENON.

    PRESIDENT RADHAKRISHNAN BROADCAST TODAY TO THE NATION OF THE EVE OF 16TH REPUBLIC DAY. HE CALLED ON MRS. GANDHI'S GOVERNMENT TO ATTEND IMMEDIATELY TO INDIA'S CRIPPLING FOOD SHORTAGE.

    IN HER FIRST SPEECH ON TAKING OFFICE, MRS. GANDHI REFERRING TO THE KASHMIR DISPUTE SAID INDIA PROPOSED TO TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF THE CLIMATE OF PEACE WITH PAKISTAN.

    (INDIA AND PAKISTAN HAVE NOW BEGUN WITHDRAWING THEIR TROOPS UNDER THE TASHKENT PEACE AGREEMENT.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2VOJM3P09XW8AQAEDLFX5TI06
    Media URN:
    VLVA2VOJM3P09XW8AQAEDLFX5TI06
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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