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    KING MAHENDRA OF NEPAL, ACCOMPANIED BY QUEEN RATNA AND THEIR DAUGHTER PRINCESS SARADA, ARRIVED AT PALAM AIRPORT, NEW DELHI, APRIL 18 FOR A FIVE-DAY STATE VISIT TO INDIA.

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    KING MAHENDRA OF NEPAL, ACCOMPANIED BY QUEEN RATNA AND THEIR DAUGHTER PRINCESS SARADA, ARRIVED AT PALAM AIRPORT, NEW DELHI, APRIL 18 FOR A FIVE-DAY STATE VISIT TO INDIA. THEY WERE MET AT THE AIRPORT BY PRESIDENT PRASAD. PRIME MINISTER NEHRU WAS NOT PRESENT - HE WAS ADVISED BY HIS DOCTORS NOT TO GO SO SOON AFTER HIS RECENT ILLNESS.

    THE NEPALESE MONARCH INSPECTED A GUARD OF HONOUR, AND HE AND HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTER WERE GARLANDED IN THE TRADITIONAL MANNER BY MEMBERS OF THE INDIA - NEPAL FRIENDSHIP ASSOCIATION.

    IN HIS SPEECH OF WELCOME, PRESIDENT PRASAD SAID THE DESTINIES OF INDIA AND NEPAL WERE LINKED . EVERYTHING POSSIBLE SHOULD BE DONE TO BUILD A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS FUTURE FOR THEIR PEOPLES. REPLYING, KING MAHENDRA SAID: "IN THE COURSE OF THE FORTHCOMING MEETINGS WITH THE LEADERS OF INDIA, IT IS OUR INTENTION TO HAVE A CANDID EXCHANGE OF IDEAS OF MATTERS OF MUTUAL INTEREST WITH A VIEW TO STRENGTHENING FURTHER THE FRIENDSHIP EXISTING BETWEEN OUR TWO COUNTRIES SINCE TIME IMMEMORIAL."
    LATER, KING MAHENDRA AND HIS ENTOURAGE CALLED ON PRESIDENT PRASAD AT THE RASHTRAPATI BHAVAN; AND THE KING HAD A MEETING WITH MR. NEHRU. THEIR TALKS ARE AIMED AT CLEARING UP MISUNDERSTANDINGS THAT HAVE ARISEN BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES SINCE THE KING DISMISSED THE KOIRALA GOVERNMENT AND DISSOLVED PARLIAMENT.

    ALSO, NEPAL HAS ACCUSED INDIAN OF ALLOWING NEPALESE EXILES TO STIR UP REBELLION IN NEPAL FROM INDIAN BASES. INDIA, ON THE OTHER HAND, IS PERTURBED BY THE RECENT SINO-NEPALESE AGREEMENT FOR THE CHINESE TO BUILD A ROAD LINKING KATHMANDU (THE NEPALESE CAPITAL) WITH LHASA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9MKKCWDGRZKFHTJVWJVR5EPN1
    Media URN:
    VLVA9MKKCWDGRZKFHTJVWJVR5EPN1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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