President Tito of Yugoslavia arrived in New Delhi on Saturday (16 October) to begin a four-day visit to India.
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SV President Tito greeted by Mrs. Gandhi and others
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Background: President Tito of Yugoslavia arrived in New Delhi on Saturday (16 October) to begin a four-day visit to India. He was met at the airport by Prime Minister Mrs. Gandhi and President Giri. The heads of state are expected to include in their talks the policy of non-alignment, in which they both firmly believe.
SYNOPSIS: The President of Yugoslavia, Marshal Tito, arrived in New Delhi last Saturday to begin a four-day state visit. President Giri led the first party to greet him. Only minutes earlier, President Giri had returned from the celebrations in Persepolis of the Two-thousand-five-hundredth anniversary of the founding of the Persian empire. President Tito also came direct from the celebrations.
The Indian Prime Minister, Mrs. Indira Gandhi, was also at the airport to welcome the Communist head of state.
A wide range of subjects is being covered in the talks between the Indian and Yugoslav leaders. Among the topics are the East Pakistan crisis, reports of a Pakistani military build-up on India's borders, and the recently signed Indo-Soviet treaty of peace, cooperation and friendship. President Tito and Mrs. Gandhi, both regarded as champions of non-alignment, have had talks in the past month with Soviet leaders, and they are comparing notes on their talks.