The Soviet Union mourns the death Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri in Tashkent
Location: Tashkent, Uzbekistan, USSR / Soviet Union
Story about the Soviet Union mourning the Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri as the body is returned to New Delhi from Tashkent.
Russian titles appear to introduce the newsreel.
CU. Still portrait of late Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri. Zoom out to show the frame of the portrait.
GV. and MS of the coffin being carried from building towards waiting gun carriage, Chairman of the USSR Council of Ministers Alexei Kosygin and Pakistan President Ayub Khan are amongst the bearers.
MS. Russian and Indian flags flying from building and lamp posts. VS. of the coffin being taken through the streets of Tashkent to the airport, the coffin is draped in the Indian flag and is placed on a gun carriage pulled by an armoured car which is led by police outriders. Large crowds line the streets.
VS. of the ceremonies at the airport, a Soviet guard of honour marches past the coffin and the heads of state and diplomatic staff pay their respects. VS. of silent crowds lining roads.
MS. panning shot of the coffin being carried to the aircraft, up the gangway and into the plane, Ayub Khan and Kosygin are again amongst the bearers. GV. Russian four engine turboprop airliner of Aeroflot taxiing across runway.
MS. Indian flag at half mast outside embassy in Moscow. CU. name plaque on the wall of the Indian Embassy in Moscow. VS. of heads of the Soviet government inside the embassy Moscow where they pose for photographs with the Indian embassy officials and then they sign the book of mourning for Shastri. CU. still portrait of Shastri with black drape across one corner.
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