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    After three weeks of top-level talks in Western Europe and the United States, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi returned to New Delhi on Saturday (13 November).

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    After three weeks of top-level talks in Western Europe and the United States, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi returned to New Delhi on Saturday (13 November).

    Mrs. Gandhi told reporters at the airport that she hoped leaders she had met would impress on the military leadership in Pakistan the need for a political solution to the East Pakistan problem. Any such solution had to be acceptable to the elected leaders of Bangladesh and the Prime Minister did not think there could be ask without Awami League leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, she added.

    On the whole she was satisfied with her trip and believes that there was now a better appreciation by Western leaders of the dimension of the East Pakistan crisis.

    SYNOPSIS: At new Delhi on Saturday, Indian President V.V. Giri led officials welcoming his Prime Minister Mrs Indira Gandhi back from her three-week tour of Western capitals. For Mrs Gandhi it was the end of a series of a top-level talks in Paris, Bonn, London, New York and Washington. She said she now believed that Western leaders better appreciated the dimension of the East Pakistan crisis - which has brought nearly 10 million refugees to India.

    Mrs Gandhi said she hoped that those she had met would impress on Pakistan's military regime the need for a political solution to the East Pakistan problem. But any such solution had to be acceptable to the elected leaders of Bangladesh....and the Prime Minister thought talks could not take place without imprisoned Awami League leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Within 24 hours Mrs Gandhi was due to start urgent cabinet consultations amid signs of mounting tension along the Indo-Pakistan borders.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAXYITE8PCAMCBBL1HCRZCDHW4
    Media URN:
    VLVAAXYITE8PCAMCBBL1HCRZCDHW4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/11/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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