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    FROM TEZPUR, LESS THAN 100 MILES FROM HEAVY FIGHTING LAST WEEKEND, COMES FIRST FILM - TAKEN LAST WEEK - OF GENERAL B.

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    FROM TEZPUR, LESS THAN 100 MILES FROM HEAVY FIGHTING LAST WEEKEND, COMES FIRST FILM - TAKEN LAST WEEK - OF GENERAL B.N. KAUL, COMMANDER OF THE NEW CORPS FORMED TO DEFEND INDIA'S BORDER WITH CHINA.

    THE GENERAL, HITHERTO CHIEF OF THE INDIAN GENERAL STAFF, POSED FOR CAMERAMEN OUTSIDE ARMY HEADQUARTERS ON THE NORTH-EAST FRONTIER.

    BEFORE GENERAL KAUL'S TRANSFER THE EASTERN COMMAND HAD ONLY ONE CORPS - COMMANDED BY GENERAL UMRAO SINGH. ANNOUNCING THIS APPOINTMENT LAST MONTH INDIA'S DEFENCE MINISTRY DESCRIBED IT AS "NORMAL ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION". BUT SOME OBSERVERS INTERPRETED THIS AS MEANING THAT THE GOVERNMENT WAS NOT SATISFIED WITH THE PERFORMANCE OF THE MILITARY DURING THE EARLY STAGES OF THE CHINESE ADVANCE.

    (YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) GENERAL KAUL WAS AWAY ON AN INSPECTION TOUR OF THE FRONT. HE WAS EXPECTED TO RETURN THE FOLLOWING DAY. IT WAS THOUGHT THAT AMERICAN ARMS - WHICH ARRIVED IN CALCUTTA ON SATURDAY - WOULD START TO ARRIVE IN TEZPUR THAT DAY. THIS COULD NOT BE CONFIRMED AS JOURNALISTS WERE NOT ALLOWED TO APPROACH THE AIRFIELD. AND ARMY AUTHORITIES WERE UNDER STRICT INSTRUCTIONS TO IMPART NO INFORMATION WHATSOEVER.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAX5CCVIJPNWJLA6I0A5EMDFZL
    Media URN:
    VLVAAX5CCVIJPNWJLA6I0A5EMDFZL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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