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    Continuing his seven nation tour of Europe, the Middle East and Asia, United States President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn arrived in New Delhi, on Sunday ( 1 January).

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    Continuing his seven nation tour of Europe, the Middle East and Asia, United States President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn arrived in New Delhi, on Sunday ( 1 January).

    SYNOPSIS: The President has flown from Teheran after meetings with the shah of Iran and King Hussein of Jordan. The Presidential plane, Air Force One, touched down at Palam airport to a ceremonial welcome.

    A 21-gun salute boomed out as President Carter and his wife emerged from the plane to be greeted by the American Ambassador to India, Indian President Neelam Sanjiva Reddy and Prime Minister Morarji Desai. President Carter arrived at a time when relations between India and the Unites States have warmed significantly after nearly 20 years of suspicion and rivalry. As the President reached the end of the welcoming procedures a traditional touch -- Mayor of Delhi R.K. Gupta placed a garland of marigolds around his neck.

    But the security men were very much in evidence -- escorting the President to the rostrum where he spoke to the people of India.

    Elsewhere in Delhi on Sunday internal politics absorbed the attention of about 2,000 Congress Party members. They attended a convention of supporters of former Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi, despite calls for a boycott by the official leadership.

    Mrs. Gandhi -- India's Prime Minister for 11 years until she lost the general election last March -- gave no hint of her plans as she presided over the opening session. However her supporters pressed her to declare her faction the "genuine Congress Party". Last month Mrs. Gandhi resigned from the party's highest policy-making body.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA924ZBQD3EIE28OKJQDAJ1EUS3
    Media URN:
    VLVA924ZBQD3EIE28OKJQDAJ1EUS3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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