• Short Summary

    The Soviet Union's deputy Defence Minister and Commander in Chief of the Navy, Admiral Gorshkov arrived in the Indian capital of Delhi on Thursday (9 December).

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    The Soviet Union's deputy Defence Minister and Commander in Chief of the Navy, Admiral Gorshkov arrived in the Indian capital of Delhi on Thursday (9 December).

    SYNOPSIS: He was welcomed by the Indian naval chief of staff, Admiral Cursetji and his wife.

    Admiral Gorshkov is to spend seven days in Delhi and meet numerous navy officials for talks. After the airport meeting, the two Admirals headed delegations and met for several hours of formal talks. The Soviet naval chief's visit followed the signing of a new pledge of friendship between the two countries earlier this year. The Indian Prime Minister, Mrs. Ghandhi had talks with Soviet leaders, but it's thought she made it clear that Indian intended to maintain its policy of non-alignment.

    Reuters news agency quoted correspondents as saying that relations between the two countries had cooled slightly in the past year. But, since they signed a controversial peace and friendship treaty in 1971, the Soviet Union has been India's staunchest ally.

    Recently the Soviet Union agreed to supply India with 200 tons of heavy water to help fuel its nuclear???plants. India asked for the product after Canada stopped supplying all nuclear equipment and technology because of a failure to agree on adequate safeguards for its use.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADQI0UK0ACDJMJIKZ8WMBLB8DC
    Media URN:
    VLVADQI0UK0ACDJMJIKZ8WMBLB8DC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/12/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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