• Short Summary

    India's External affairs Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee cut short his much-heralded visit to China announced her invasion of Vietnam.

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    India's External affairs Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee cut short his much-heralded visit to China announced her invasion of Vietnam. Back in New Delhi, Mr Vajpayee told reporters on Monday (19 February) that he expressed his "grave concern" over the attack to the Chinese leaders. Indian Prime Minister Morarji Desai expressed "shock and distress" at the invasion, but did not directly accuse China of aggression.

    SYNOPSIS: Chinese Vice-Premier Teng Hsiao-Ping (Deng Xiaoping) greeted the Indian minister in Peking.

    The Indian and Chinese leaders last met for talks in 1960, when the late Chinese Premier Chou En Lai visited New Delhi. Two years laster, the Himalayan border was broke out. Indian officials' say they do not expect dramatic results from this one visit. The talks in Peking included the territorial dispute. India maintains that China occupies more than fourteen thousand square miles of her territory (36,000 square kilometres). On his arrival in New Delhi, Mr Vajpayee described his talks with the Chinese as useful.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACGF0VYDAN5CHCQNQF1S1PVZQ8
    Media URN:
    VLVACGF0VYDAN5CHCQNQF1S1PVZQ8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/02/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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