• Short Summary

    Nepalese King Mahendra and Queen Ratnarajya returned to Katmandu July 28 after an extensive 3 1/2-month world tour.

  • Description

    Nepalese King Mahendra and Queen Ratnarajya returned to Katmandu July 28 after an extensive 3 1/2-month world tour. Thousands of people lined the streets to cheer the King and Queen as they drove through the city in a ceremonial gilt coach. The colourful state procession was led by students, scouts, girl guides and religious sects.

    Later, in a speech to a crowd of 50,000, the King referred to the recent incursions of Chinese troops into Nepalese territory along the 500-mile Sino-Nepalese frontier. He said the incident at Mustang was "extremely unfortunate" and he hoped "our neighbours will not commit such a mistake again".

    Chinese troops, in a raid on Nepalese territory in the Mustang area June 28, killed a Nepalese Army officer and took 17 prisoners - one sergeant and 16 civilians. Two village officials and 17 horses were also taken away.

    Following an immediate protest to the Peking Government, Nepalese Premier Koirala accepted a letter of apology July 4 from Chinese Prime Minister Chou En-lai.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6XK410UKW0MSR456ZCB252ZTL
    Media URN:
    VLVA6XK410UKW0MSR456ZCB252ZTL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/07/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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