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    THE INDIAN PRIME MINISTER, MR SHASTRI, YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) HAD A FIFTY-MINUTE MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF THE OPPOSITION TO GIVE THEM DETAILS OF THE SITUATION IN KASHMIR, WHERE INDIAN AND PAKISTAN FORCES ARE IN CONFLICT.

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    PRIME MINISTER ARRIVING AT PARLIAMENT FOR MEETING, CONFERENCE ROOM AND MR SHASTRI.




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    Background: THE INDIAN PRIME MINISTER, MR SHASTRI, YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) HAD A FIFTY-MINUTE MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF THE OPPOSITION TO GIVE THEM DETAILS OF THE SITUATION IN KASHMIR, WHERE INDIAN AND PAKISTAN FORCES ARE IN CONFLICT.

    DURING THE MEETING MR SHASTRI IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BROKEN THE NEWS TO THE OPPOSITION MEMBERS THAT PAKISTAN FORCES HAD ATTACKED THE CHAMB AREA AND HAD ENTERED INDIAN TERRITORY IN TANKS.

    MR SHASTRI TOLD THE PARLIAMENTARY OPPOSITION LEADERS THAT THE WHOLE STRATEGY IN KASHMIR WOULD HAVE TO BE REVIEWED AND THE SITUATION THERE CONSIDERED IN WHAT HE TERMED " A MUCH WIDER CONTEXT".

    MR SHASTRI GAVE THE MEMBERS A REPORT ON THE FIGHTING IN THE CHAMB AREA, FORECASTING THERE WOULD BE A LARGE SCALE CLASH OF FORCES IN THE AREA.

    THE OPPOSITION LEADERS ARE REPORTED TO HAVE GIVEN THE PRIME MINISTER ASSURANCE THAT THEY AND THE ENTIRE COUNTRY BACKED HIM.HOWEVER, THEY STRESSED THE NEED FOR STEPPING UP CIVIL DEFENCE MEASURES.

    (TODAY IT WAS REPORTED THAT INDIAN FORCES HAD SHOT DOWN A PAKISTAN SABRE JET FIGHTER IN THE KASHMIR AREA.IT WAS THE THIRD SUCCESSIVE DAY THAT AIRCRAFT HAD BEEN USED IN THE CONFLICT).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA99HRDNZ0LS4X945VLC1Y0H8ID
    Media URN:
    VLVA99HRDNZ0LS4X945VLC1Y0H8ID
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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