• Short Summary

    INDIA HAS GIVEN ASSURANCES TO BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES THAT ARMS ON LOAN FROM THE TWO COUNTRIES WILL NOT BE USED AGAINST PAKISTAN.

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    INDIA HAS GIVEN ASSURANCES TO BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES THAT ARMS ON LOAN FROM THE TWO COUNTRIES WILL NOT BE USED AGAINST PAKISTAN.

    A LEND-LEASE AGREEMENT ON BRITISH ARMS FOR INDIA WAS SIGNED IN DELHI YESTERDAY (TUESDAY). DEFENCE MINISTER CHAVAN LATER VISITED THE INDIAN AIR FORCE BASE AT DELHI'S PALAM AIRPORT TO INSPECT AIRCRAFT ON LOAN FROM THE UNITED STATES.

    ACCOMPANIED BY COLONEL HOWE, COMMANDER OF THE UNIT, MR. CHAVAN TOOK A LOOK AT THE SQUADRON OF U.S. AIR FORCE C-130 HERCULES TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT WHICH BEGAN ARRIVING IN DELHI LAST FRIDAY. COMPLETE WITH AIR CREWS AND MAINTENANCE MEN, THE PLANES ARE BEING USED TO FERRY TROOPS AND SUPPLIES TO THE HIMALAYAN FRONT.

    ON MONDAY, MR. RATAN K. NEHRU LEFT DELHI FOR C, IRO. HE IS SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE INDIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY AND A COUSIN OF THE PRIME MINISTER. MR. RATAN NEHRU WAS TO MAKE CLEAR INDIA'S STAND TO PRESIDENT NASSER, WHO HAS BEEN ACTIVE OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS AS A POTENTIAL MEDIATOR BETWEEN INDIA AND CHINA. MR. RATAN NEHRU WAS SEEN OFF IN DELHI BY THE UAR AMBASSADOR TO INDIA.

    ON MONDAY NIGHT, THE ANGLO-AMERICAN MILITARY AID MISSION RETURNED TO DELHI FROM A TWO-DAY FACT FINDING TOUR OF THE ASSAM FRONT. THE MISSION IS HEADED BY GENERAL SIR RICHARD HULL, BRITAIN'S CHIEF OF THE IMPERIAL GENERAL STAFF, AND GENERAL PAUL ADAMS, COMMANDER OF THE UNITED STATES STRIKE FORCE.

    SIR RICHARD SAID HIS TALKS WITH INDIAN COMMANDERS HAD BEEN "VERY ENCOURAGING". GENERAL ADAMS SAID: "WE FOUND THE INDIANS HAD DONE A GOOD JOB OF FIGHTING. THEY HAVE GOT THE SITUATION IN HAND. MORALE IS GOOD". BY MONDAY, 3,000 OF THE INDIAN TROOPS TRAPPED BEHIND THE CHINESE LINES WHEN BOMDILA AND SE LA ON THE NORT FRONTIER FELL LAST WEEK HAD MADE THEIR WAY BACK TO TEZPUR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5CKBSLHQZXT55ZPCRFCP3VU0K
    Media URN:
    VLVA5CKBSLHQZXT55ZPCRFCP3VU0K
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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