• Short Summary

    INDIA'S NEW TOP-LEVEL DEFENCE COMMITTEE -- THE NATIONAL DEFENCE COUNCIL - MET IN DELHI FOR THE FIRST TIME YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) TO PLAN MILITARY ARRANGEMENTS IN THE LIGHT OF THE BORDER DISPUTE WITH CHINA.

  • Description

    INDIA'S NEW TOP-LEVEL DEFENCE COMMITTEE -- THE NATIONAL DEFENCE COUNCIL - MET IN DELHI FOR THE FIRST TIME YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) TO PLAN MILITARY ARRANGEMENTS IN THE LIGHT OF THE BORDER DISPUTE WITH CHINA.

    THE COUNCIL MET AT THE RASHTRAPATI BHAVAN (PRESIDENTIAL PALACE) IN NEW DELHI UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF THE PRIME MINISTER, MR. NEHRU. THE COUNCIL INCLUDES FORMER COMMANDERS-IN-CHIEF OF THE INDIAN ARMY (GENERAL THIMAYA AND GENERAL RAJINDRASINHJI), CABINET MINISTERS AND LEADERS OF THE OPPOSITION.

    MEMBERS WILL PLAN BOTH MILITARY AND CIVIL DEFENCE NEEDS A STUDY THE BROAD ARRANGEMENTS BEING MADE FOR MILITARY AID FROM BRITAIN, THE UNITED STATES AND OTHER NATIONS.

    THERE HAS BEEN NO FIGHTING BETWEEN CHINESE AND INDIAN FORCES FOR ALMOST A WEEK NOW FOLLOWING THE CHINESE CEASE-FIRE PROPOSALS. HOWEVER AID FROM OVERSEAS IS STILL ARRIVING IN INDIA AND A SQUADRON OF AMERICAN HERCULES HEAVY TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT HAVE BEGUN FERRYING MEN AND EQUIPMENT TO THE FRONT LINES.

    SUPPLIES HAVE ALSO BEEN DROPPED TO THE INDIAN TROOPS WHO WERE CUT OFF BY THE SWIFT CHINESE ADVANCE AND WHO ARE NOW BELIEVED TO BE MAKING THEIR WAY BACK THROUGH THE JUNGLES OF THE HIMALAYAN FOOTHILLS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACKVZTCIV54O8BXAFKLGA43SGH
    Media URN:
    VLVACKVZTCIV54O8BXAFKLGA43SGH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/11/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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