Prime Minister Nehru of India left New Delhi by air, Sept. 24, for the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
LS Nehru with cabinet colleagues.
MLS Officials at airport.
LS Nehru shakes hands with those assembled at airport.
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MS Nehru moving towards plane.
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Nehru waves from gangway - PAN to people waving.
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Background: Prime Minister Nehru of India left New Delhi by air, Sept. 24, for the United Nations General Assembly in New York. He was seen off at the airport by Indian Cabinet Ministers, diplomats and high officials.
Mr. Nehru told reporters at the airport that the he opposed the abolition of the post of Secretary-General of the United Nations as suggested by Mr. Khrushchev. He said he did not quite understand how the three-man committee proposed by the Soviet leader would function.
The Indian leader thought the United Nations had never been stronger than it was today. He denied the U.N. was facing a crisis. But, he said, the world was facing a crisis "which is reflected in the United Nations."
He generally approved the U.N. handling of the Congo situation, "but I don't understand or approve of some of their actions."
Meanwhile reports from the U.N. said Mr. Nehru was expected to play an important behind-the-scene role in bridging the gulf between East and West.