The Indian Government is angry over Britain's failure to take part in the Third Asian International Trade Fair, the largest ever to be held in New Delhi.
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GV PAN..Construction work around Czechoslovakian pavilion
GV Canadian pavilion
CU PAN.. Australian pavilion entrance
CU & SV Soviet pavilion
GV PAN..West German pavilion
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Background: The Indian Government is angry over Britain's failure to take part in the Third Asian International Trade Fair, the largest ever to be held in New Delhi. The fair, which opens on 3rd November, is timed to help celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Indian Independence. It will have the largest assembly of modern goods ever displayed in India. The fifty foreign participants include France, West Germany, Spain, Italy, Australia, Canada, Sweden, Austria and the Soviet Union. Notable absentees include China, Pakistan, The United States, and Britain. Indian officials do not understand why Britain is ignoring the fair since it took part in similar functions in Bangkok and Tehran.
More than four million people are expected to visit the Fair during its six weeks. At the moment, construction of the Fair grounds and two pavilions is behind schedule. There's doubt whether this work will be ready when the Indian Prime Minister, Mrs. Indira Gandhi inaugurates the Fair on Thursday (Nov 3) morning.
SYNOPSIS: Work on the Third Asian International Trade Fair site in New Delhi is reported behind schedule. Chairman Fothe Fair's Steering Committee, Mr. Mohammed Yunus admits that two of the 114 pavilions at the Fair will not be completed by opening day on November the third. It is timed to fall on the twenty-fifth anniversary of Indian Independence. The delay in the construction has been blamed on the December war against Pakistan last year.