• Short Summary

    The Soviet Communist Party loader, Leonid Brezhnev, arrived in New Delhi on Monday (26 November) for a five-day round of talks and official functions.

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    GV Aircraft taxing in
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    SV Mrs. Ghandi and party walks towards aircraft
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    LV Pan Brezhnev down steps and greeted by Mrs. Ghandi
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    SV Pan from photographers to Brezhnev Ghandi and Gromyko posing for photographers
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    GV & SCU Pan Crowds chanting welcoming slogan (2 shots)
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    SV Pan Brezhnev's car leaving airport ???
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    GV Pan Motorcade passing through gates (2 shots)
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    SCU & GV Brezhnev lays wreath at memorial of Mahatma Ghandi (2 shots)
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    CU Sign describing shrub planted by Brezhnev
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    SV Brezhnev plants shrub and waters it (3 shots)
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    SV Cameraman at Prime Minister's office
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    SV Gromyko Brezhnev and Ghandi posing for photos
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    SV Pan Party entering P.M's Office
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    SV Pan Along delegates at conference table to Gromyko and Brezhnev
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    SV Mrs Ghandi and Swaren Singh (FM) at conference table
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    GV Pan Delegates around conference table
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    Background: The Soviet Communist Party loader, Leonid Brezhnev, arrived in New Delhi on Monday (26 November) for a five-day round of talks and official functions.

    On his arrival, Mr. Brezhnev said friendship between the Soviet Union and India was of great importance for peace and security in Asia and the world.

    He said the principal aim of his visit was the further consolidation of this friendship and the expansion of co-operation between the two countries.

    Mr. Brezhnev was greeted by the Indian Prime Minister Mrs. India Ghandi as the stepped out of the llyushin-62 aircraft which brought him from Tashkent.

    Official discussions began almost as soon as the formalities were over. The first round of talks lasted about three hours. After about half-an-hour with only senior advisers present, the two leaders were joined by ministers and other officials. In all nine hours of talks were planned, spread over four days.

    Mr. Brezhnev, making his first visit to India for 12 years, was expected to promote the soviet proposal for an Asian security conference during the discussions. Informed sources said the two leaders might have agreed on a 15-year economic co-operation treaty. Mr. Brezhnev and Mrs. Ghandi are to sign a joint declaration of Thursday (29 November) and also a number of economic agreements.

    Away from the talks, Mr. Brezhnev laid a wreath of roses at the New Delhi memorial to Mahatma Ghandi, the father of Indian Independence.

    The Soviet leader and his security men removed their shoes, as tradition demands, and bound their feet in yellow cotton cloth before they approached the black marble slab set among lawns.

    SYNOPSIS: A Soviet Ilyushin-62 aircraft bearing the Communist Party leader Leonid Brezhnev and a party of thirty-two Soviet experts arrived in New Delhi on Monday to start a five-day round of talks and official functions. Mr. Brezhnev received a warm welcome from the Indian Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Ghandi
    In his arrival speech. Mr. Brezhnev said friendship between the Soviet Union and India was of great importance for peace and security in Asia and the world. Greeted by chanting crowds, Mr. Brezhnev said the principal aim of his visit was the further consolidation of this friendship and the expansion of co-operation between the two countries.

    Tena of thousands of people, including many school children, lined the ten mile route into the city. It was Mr. Brezhnev's first visit to India in twelve years, but the crowd had little chance to cheer as the forty-car motorcade swept past
    On the first day of his visit Mr. Brezhnev laid a wreath of roses at the New Delhi memorial to Mahatma Ghandi, the father of Indian independence.

    The Soviet Communist party leader planted a sapling on the bank of the Jumna River, just as he planted a tree in India on his previous visit in 1961.

    Official discussions began almost as soon as the formalities were over. The first round of talks lasted about three hours.

    After about half-an-hour with only senior advisers present, the two leaders were joined by ministers and other officials.

    Mr. Brezhnev and Mrs. Ghandi were to have nine hours of talks, mainly on economic co-operation, and possibly on Soviet proposals for an Asian security conference.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD6TP4W504QQP9W3DIB42EP4SS
    Media URN:
    VLVAD6TP4W504QQP9W3DIB42EP4SS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/11/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
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