• Short Summary

    KING BAUDUOIN AND QUEEN FABIOLA OF BELGIUM-FLEW INTO NEW DELHI ON WEDNESDAY (28 JAN) TO A WARM WELCOME AT-THE-BEGINNING OF THEIR NINE-DAY STATE VISIT.

  • Description

    KING BAUDUOIN AND QUEEN FABIOLA OF BELGIUM-FLEW INTO NEW DELHI ON WEDNESDAY (28 JAN) TO A WARM WELCOME AT-THE-BEGINNING OF THEIR NINE-DAY STATE VISIT. THE ROYAL COUPLE WERE-GREETED-AT THE AIRPORT BY THE PRESIDENT AND MRS V.V. GIRI AND PRIME MINISTER INDIRA GANDHI.

    LATER THE INDIAN LEADERS ACCOMPANIED THEM ON A-12 MILE CEREMONIAL DRIVE INTO THE CAPITAL THROUGH THE INDIAN COUNTRYSIDE. IN NEW DELHI'S MAIN SHIPPING CENTRE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE CHEERED THEM.

    AT THE GREAT PLACE NEAR PARLIAMENT 50 LANCERS OF THE PRESIDENT'S BODYGUARD JOINED THE PROCESSION TO ESCORT THE ROYAL COUPLE THE LAST MILE UP TO THE GREAT DOMED PRESIDENTIAL PALACE WHERE THEY WILL STAY.

    THE KING BROUGHT A DELEGATION OF 18 PEOPLE AND THERE WILL BE INFORMAL EXCHANGES WITH INDIAN LEADERS-BUT NO FORMAL TALKS. AFTER A THREE-DAY STAY IN NEW DELHI THE KING AND QUEEN WILL TOUR THE COUNTRY VISITING HISTORIC MONUMENTS AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS.

    PRESIDENT GIRI TOLD THE ROYAL COUPLE AT THE AIRPORT THAT THEY WOULD COMBINE A GLIMPSE INTO INDIA'S PAST WITH A LOOK AT THE PRESENT AND THAT THIS WOULD MAKE INDIA'S PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS MORE REAL TO THEM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8TPIW8OTQVITC3SJXO554F6ST
    Media URN:
    VLVA8TPIW8OTQVITC3SJXO554F6ST
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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