• Short Summary

    CHINA'S ULTIMATUM TO INDIA OVER SIKKIM: INDIA YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) ACCUSED PAKISTAN OF COMPLICITY IN THE ISSUE, ALLEGING THAT PRESIDENT AYUB KHAN OF PAKISTAN WANTED CHINA TO STAB INDIA IN THE BACK.

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    MR CHAGLA SPEAKING (SOF).



    TRANSCRIPT: MR CHAGLA: "YOU KNOW, SIR, THE NEWS THAT WAS BROKEN IN THIS COUNTRY YESTERDAY -- THAT CHINA HAS GIVEN US AN ULTIMATUM WHICH EXPIRES WITHIN THREE DAYS: THAT IS WE DON'T CARRY OUT HER DEMANDS SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES WILL FOLLOW? IT WAS ONLY WHEN PRESIDENT AYUB KHAN, ASSURED OF THIS... (NEXT WORDS BLURRED)...THIS INTRACTABLE, INTRANSIGENT ATTITUDE IS DUE TO THE FACT THAT HE'S EXPECTING SUPPORT FROM CHINA. HE WANT INDIA TO FIGHT ON TWO FRONTS. WHILE WE ARE FACING PAKISTAN IN THE DIRECTION OF THE PUNJAB, HE WANTS CHINA TO STAB US IN THE BACK. IF EVER A COMPLICITY WAS ESTABLISHED BETWEEN THESE TWO COUNTRIES, IT IS THIS. THE ULTIMATUM AND THE TIMING OF THE REPLY OF PRESIDENT AYUB IS NOT MERELY A COINCIDENCE. IT HAS GRAVE AND SERIOUS IMPLICATIONS. WE ARE NOW THREATENED BY AN INVASION FROM CHINA. AND, SIR, IT IS SAD THAT PAKISTAN SHOULD BE TAKING UP THIS ATTITUDE WITH THE HELP RECEIVED BY HER FROM THE UNITED STATES AND SUPPLIED TO HER BY THE UNITED STATES, NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF FIGHTING INDIA, BUT FOR THE PURPOSE OF MEETING THE CHINESE MENACE."




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    Background: CHINA'S ULTIMATUM TO INDIA OVER SIKKIM: INDIA YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) ACCUSED PAKISTAN OF COMPLICITY IN THE ISSUE, ALLEGING THAT PRESIDENT AYUB KHAN OF PAKISTAN WANTED CHINA TO STAB INDIA IN THE BACK. THE ACCUSATION WAS MADE AT THE UNITED NATIONS BY THE INDIAN EDUCATION MINISTER, MR C.M. CHAGLA, REPRESENTING HIS COUNTRY IN THE SECURITY COUNCIL.

    (THE ULTIMATUM, EXPIRING TOMORROW NIGHT (SUNDAY), DEMANDS INDIA TO DISMANTLE ALL MILITARY INSTALLATIONS ALONG THE FRONTIER BETWEEN SIKKIM AND THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC. AT THE SAME TIME, CHINA CONDEMNED INDIAN "INCURSIONS AND PROVOCATIONS" ALONG THE BORDER. IN REPLY, INDIA HAS WARNED THAT, IF ATTACKED, SHE WOULD FIGHT FOR HER FREEDOM WITH GRIM DETERMINATION.)
    MR CHAGLA WAS SPEAKING AFTER U THANT, THE SECRETARY-GENERAL, HAD REPORTED ON HIS KASHMIR PEACE MISSION: --

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    Film ID:
    VLVACE7Z99KMJL322QPMHK3BK0RSG
    Media URN:
    VLVACE7Z99KMJL322QPMHK3BK0RSG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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