The United States Secretary of state, Dr Henry Kissinger on Monday (28 October), signed an agreement to set up an Indo-American Commission for Economic, Technical and Scientific Aid.
DR KISSINGER: "The United States is of the view that countries capable of exporting nuclear technology should agree to common restraints on a multilateral basis which would further the peaceful, but inhibit the military uses of nuclear power. We take seriously India's affirmation that it has no intention to develop nuclear weapons. But India of course has the capability to export nuclear technology; it therefore has an important role in this multilateral endeavour. Needless to say, the United States does not ask other countries for restraint on the export of nuclear materials and technology which it is not prepared to apply to itself."
SV & CU Dr and Mrs Kissinger lay wreath at Raj Ghat and leave (4 shots)
GV Raj Ghat
SV INTERIOR Dr Kissinger with Mrs Ghandi
SV Mr Chavan and Dr Kissinger signing agreement (3 shots)
SV Dr and Mrs Kissinger and President and Mrs Ahmed (4 shots)
SV Dr Kissinger walks to rostrum (2 shots)
SCU Dr Kissinger speaks
This film includes an extract of Dr Kissinger's address to the Indian Council of Word Affairs. A transcript follows:
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Background: The United States Secretary of state, Dr Henry Kissinger on Monday (28 October), signed an agreement to set up an Indo-American Commission for Economic, Technical and Scientific Aid.
Dr Kissinger also ???rned Indian leaders of the danger of nuclear proliferation and urged them that nations must accept common constraint on the sharing of nuclear knowledge.