• Short Summary

    Members of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's ruling Congress Party led a large protest procession in New Delhi on Thursday (20 February), amid mounting reports that the United States is considering lifting its 10-year-old arms embargo on Pakistan.

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    Members of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's ruling Congress Party led a large protest procession in New Delhi on Thursday (20 February), amid mounting reports that the United States is considering lifting its 10-year-old arms embargo on Pakistan.

    The demonstrators -- shouting anti-U.S. slogans and carrying anti-U.S. placards -- marched on the United States' Embassy in the Indian capital. There, they encountered police barricades, and after scuffles with police were held back.

    The demonstration followed a speech in Parliament by Foreign Minister Yeshwantrao Chavan in which he warned that an end to the embargo -- imposed during the 1965 war between India and Pakistan -- would seriously damage the interests of peace in all of South Asia.

    It also preceded a scheduled visit to New Delhi next Monday (24 February) by Soviet Defence Minister Andrei Grechko, which is believe to involve an increase in the already considerable supply of Soviet arms to India. Arms sales to India were also embargoed by the United States in 1965.

    The reports of an end to the embargo on Pakistan have persisted since that country's Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto visited Washington earlier this month -- though so far there has been no confirmation of such a move by either the United States or Pakistan.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA88FDQAMTC3S8SFIJDYKW02XE
    Media URN:
    VLVA88FDQAMTC3S8SFIJDYKW02XE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/02/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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