United States Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger, said on his arrival in New Delhi?
United States Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger, said on his arrival in New Delhi on Sunday night (27 October) that his visit to India was designed to renew a longstanding friendship, remove old misunderstandings and build a new and mature relationship.
In a brief airport speech on his arrival from Moscow, Dr. Kissinger underlined the importance he and President Ford attached to close ties with India.
He repeated these sentiments later at a dinner in his honour given by Indian Foreign Minister Yeshwantrao Chavan.
Dr. Kissinger said relations with India, which suffered a sharp decline during the Bangladesh crisis of 1971, had improved considerably in the past year or so.
Later Dr. Kissinger called on India to agree to restrain its export of nuclear technology to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons.