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    Indian and Pakistani officials preparing for substantive direst talks between Prime Minster Indira Gandhi and President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto began a third conference eat Simla, in northern India, on Thursday (29 June).

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    Indian and Pakistani officials preparing for substantive direst talks between Prime Minster Indira Gandhi and President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto began a third conference eat Simla, in northern India, on Thursday (29 June). The day before, on Wednesday (28 June), Mrs. took time off from the business at hand to walk along the Mall of Simla.

    With Mrs. Gandhi on her walk along the Mall was Mr. Y.S. Parmar, the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh.

    By late Thursday, the second day of talks in Simla, a Dakistani Government official said that the talks were making slow but satisfactory progress and had reached a crucial stage.

    But there was still no time set for a formal meeting between Mrs. Gandhi and President Bhutto, though the two leaders were meeting socially later at a dinner being given by the Indian Prime Minister for Mr. Bhutto.

    The Indian delegation was led on Thursday by Mr. D.P. Dhar, Chairman of the Police Planning Cell in the Indian Foreign Affairs Ministry. The Pakistani representatives were led by Mr. Aziz Ahmed.

    A Pakistani spokesman said that the delegations had gone into substance in the agenda items of primary importance. The agenda was drawn up at primacy talks in Pakistan last April. It has never been made public but it's reportedly assumed to include the long-standing dispute over Kashmir and the 93,000 Pakistani prisoners held i India since last December's war.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7VNL3BWELM5VOB5ZO4A8Q1WD9
    Media URN:
    VLVA7VNL3BWELM5VOB5ZO4A8Q1WD9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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