• Short Summary

    Prime Minister Indira Gandhi said on Tuesday (19 October) that a grave situation existed along the borders with Pakistan, but that India was doing everything possible to avoid war.

  • Description

    Prime Minister Indira Gandhi said on Tuesday (19 October) that a grave situation existed along the borders with Pakistan, but that India was doing everything possible to avoid war. At the press conference in New Delhi, Mrs Gandhi ruled out talks with President Yahya Khan of Pakistan to ease the mounting tension between the two countries.

    The Prime Minister said that she still planned to go ahead with her tour of western Europe and the Untied States, due to begin on Sunday (24 October).

    Along the India-Pakistan borders, troops of both countries maintained their positions, separated by only a few hundred yards in places. Both sides appeared to have broken ground rules, which stipulate that regular troops stay five miles (8 kms) form the border. But the actual border posts were still manned by para-military forces, with the regulars hidden nearby.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAFOX8083M76F7RGLVXNCRFAQW
    Media URN:
    VLVAFOX8083M76F7RGLVXNCRFAQW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/10/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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