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    The United States and India can look forward to a future of strengthened bilateral relations according to the U.

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    GV ZOOM IN Kissinger at press conference.
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    GV ZOOM IN Kissinger speaking with reporters and Indian officials listening.
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    GV Dr. Kissinger presented with souvenir photo album and sits down and leafs through it with US Ambassador Moynihan.
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    DR. KISSINGER: "India and the United States located of course, in different parts of the world and not necessarily with a complete identity of views on every subject. But in terms of the purpose that we set ourselves - which was to establish a basis for a new and mature relationship - I consider the trip completely successful. I think one of the aspects of the relationship that is developing now between India and the United States is that we can talk to each other free of complexes. One of the complexes that has affected our relationship in the past has been who was asking whom for what. And secondly, whether the United States was doing anybody a favour by extending aid or other forms of cooperation. Let me say, first of all, when the United States undertakes a certain measure with respect to India -- or any other country-- it does so in its own interests as well as in the interests of the other country. And unless there is a joint interest there is no firm basis for common action. We have an interest in a stable growing sub-continent and therefore when we discuss aid with India it is not in the context of India asking us for a special favour but of defining joint objectives."




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    This film includes a segment of Dr. Kissinger's news conference.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The United States and India can look forward to a future of strengthened bilateral relations according to the U.S. Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger.

    After two days of talks with Indian leaders Dr. Kissinger and his hosts said there was no conflict of national interests.

    A communique issued at the end of Dr. Kissinger's visit did not mention the possibility of the United States supplying arms to Pakistan - a vexed question between the two countries.

    A communique issued at the end of Dr. Kissinger's visit did not mention the possibility of the United States supplying arms to Pakistan - a vexed question between the two countries.

    Relations between them reached a low ebb i 1971 when -- India's view -- the United States adopted a pro-Pakistani stance during the Bangladesh conflict.

    Dr. Kissinger told Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi that the United States did not intend to contribute to an arms race in south Asia. But he apparently stopped short of an outright assurance that the U.S. arms embargo to Pakistan would continue.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAT6QT8JI1BWC048RRFIBSQM5P
    Media URN:
    VLVAAT6QT8JI1BWC048RRFIBSQM5P
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:25:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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