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    PRESIDENT ANTONIN NOVOTNY OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA TODAY (SUNDAY) TOLD THE INDIAN PRIME MINISTER, MRS INDIRA GANDHI, THAT A FAVOURABLE POLITICAL SITUATION WAS BEING CREATED IN EUROPE BY THE "THAWING OF ALLIANCES".

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    PRESIDENT ANTONIN NOVOTNY OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA TODAY (SUNDAY) TOLD THE INDIAN PRIME MINISTER, MRS INDIRA GANDHI, THAT A FAVOURABLE POLITICAL SITUATION WAS BEING CREATED IN EUROPE BY THE "THAWING OF ALLIANCES". PRESIDENT NOVOTNY IS IN INDIA ON A STATE VISIT WHICH BEGAN YESTERDAY AT PALAM AIRPORT NEAR NEW DELHI WHERE HE WAS WELCOMED BY MRS GANDHI AND THE INDIAN PRESIDENT DR RADHAKRISHNAN.

    IN THE WELCOMING CEREMONY AT THE AIRPORT PRESIDENT NOVOTNY INSPECTED A GUARD OF HONOUR AND RECEIVED A BOUQUET OF FLOWERS FROM THE CHILDREN OF CZECHOSLOVAKIANS LIVING IN INDIA. LATER HE WAS TAKEN TO RAJ GHAT WHERE HE LAID A WREATH AT THE MEMORIAL TO MAHATMA GANDHI.

    THIS IS THE FIRST VISIT TO INDIA BY A CZECHOSLOVAKIAN HEAD OF STATE. TODAY PRESIDENT NOVOTNY MET MRS GANDHI FOR TALKS ON WORLD PROBLEMS. AN OFFICIAL SPOKESMAN AFTERWARDS QUOTED PRESIDENT NOVOTNY ON THE STATEMENT OF "THAWING ALLIANCES", ADDING THAT PRESIDENT NOVOTNY SAID THE INDEPENDENT POLICIES PURSUED BY FRANCE HAD HELPED TO IMPROVE EAST-WEST RELATIONS.

    THE CZECHOSLOVAKIAN PRESIDENT ALSO EXPRESSED A DESIRE TO HELP INDIA WITH TECHNICAL TRAINING FACILITIES, CZECHOSLOVAKIA HAS ALREADY HELPED TO ESTABLISH ABOUT 30 HEAVY INDUSTRY PROJECTS, SOME OF WHICH PRESIDENT NOVOTNY WILL VISIT DURING HIS TOUR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEKO0YUP1VP5CUJGNDQHJAIZD2
    Media URN:
    VLVAEKO0YUP1VP5CUJGNDQHJAIZD2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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