A conference of India's State Governors was opened by President Rajendra Prasad in New Delhi, October 27.
A conference of India's State Governors was opened by President Rajendra Prasad in New Delhi, October 27. The meeting followed the clash with Chinese troops in Ladakh, Kashmir, in which 17 members of an Indian patrol were killed.
Breaking with precedent, Premier Nehru spoke at the first day's session of the conference - instead of on the second day as in the past.
He reported on Chinese incursions into Indian territory in Ladakh and the North East Frontier Agency. Another speaker was General Thimayya, Chief of Army Staff, who was expected to discuss ways of halting the Chinese.
Attending the conference were Governors of territories concerned. Karan Singh, Head of State of Kashmir and Jammu; and General Shrinagesh, Governor of India's north-eastern frontier state, Assam.
There have been numerous Indian protests against Chinese activities along the frontier, including demonstrations by Indian Communists, and the incidents have led to widespread criticism of Premier Nehur. The Chinese claim the border areas they are holding as their own territory.
The Indian Communist leader in Parliament, Mr. S. A. Dange, supports the Indian Government in the border issue, and says that this support is not inconsistent with international Communism.