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    In New Delhi on Monday, India and the Soviet Union signed a 20-year peace and co-operation treaty, which Prime Minister Mr.

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    GV EXT. Parliament building.
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    SV INTERIOR.. Swaran Singh and Gromyko seated for signing.
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    CU PAN from Gromyko to Swaran Singh signing agreement.
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    SV Both finish signing.
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    SCU Officials signing.
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    SV Ministers exchange agreements and clap.
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    SV EXTERIOR.. cameramen.
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    SV Gromyko leaves with Mrs. Gandhi.
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    SV & CU Mrs. Gandhi and Gromyko pose for cameramen (5 shots).
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    Background: In New Delhi on Monday, India and the Soviet Union signed a 20-year peace and co-operation treaty, which Prime Minister Mr. Gandhi and top Foreign Ministry officials have denied was in any way a military agreement or mutual defence pact.

    There is uncertainty about what obligations, military or otherwise, are conferred by the treaty. It promises 'mutual consultations' and 'appropriate effective measures to ensure peace and security' in the event of either country being attacked or threatened.

    But many Indians are delighted that the treaty comes at a time of crisis in relations between India and Pakistan, following the Pakistan emergency.

    SYNOPSIS: In New Delhi on Monday, India and the Soviet Union signed a 20-year peace and co-operation treaty. Prime Minister Mrs. Gandhi and Foreign Ministry officials said it was in no way a military agreement or mutual defence pact. It was signed by Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko and his Indian counterpart Mr. Swaran Singh.

    The Indian Foreign Ministry as said the treaty does not oblige the Soviet Union to give military support to India if the latter were attacked by a neighbouring country.

    The treaty is said to be one of peace, friendship and co-operation, and is regarded by India as a logical development of good relations that have existed between India and the Soviet Union for several years.

    Many Indians are also delighted that the treaty comes at a time of crisis in the relations between India and Pakistan over the East Pakistan problem.

    There is still uncertainty about what obligations, military or otherwise, are conferred by the treaty. But Mrs. Gandhi, has asserted that it does not represent a departure from India's policy of non-alignment. "We made it clear," she said, "that India's policy has to keep away from power blocs, and this position has been accepted."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA70TSO4KA4D224EJ0U8N43F7LR
    Media URN:
    VLVA70TSO4KA4D224EJ0U8N43F7LR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/09/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
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    N/A

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