At Monday's (October 18) meeting in New Delhi between the two non-aligned leaders, Yugoslav President Tito and Indian Premier Mrs.
SV & CU INTERIOR.. Swaran Singh talks with Pres. Tito (3 shots)
MV Mr. Menon, Secretary in External Affairs, Mr. Bannorjee and Mr. Kaul, foreign Secretary, taking
GV & SV Indian officials seated (3 shots)
SV INTERIOR.. Mrs. Gandhi enters and greeted
SV PAN..Tito enters
MV Mrs. Gandhi and Swaren Singh seated
SV Tito seated PAN to Mrs. Gandhi and Swaran Singh
GV Party seated around table
Initials ES. 1740 ES. 1750
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Background: At Monday's (October 18) meeting in New Delhi between the two non-aligned leaders, Yugoslav President Tito and Indian Premier Mrs. Gandhi, it was made clear by Mrs. Gandhi that her country did not want a war with Pakistan. But India had to be prepared to meet "threats" from Pakistan, she stressed. During the two-hour major meeting, covered by VISNEWS cameraman Prem Prakash, several other major topics were discussed -- including India's recent friendship treaty with the Soviet Union, described by the Yugoslav Government as "a new step" for a non-aligned motion. But even as the talks were being held, tension between Pakistan and India was increasing sharply -- with troops of both countries messing along the common border.
SYNOPSIS: New Delhi, Monday -- and visiting Yugoslav President Josep Tito talks with Indian External Affairs Minister Mr. Swaran Singh just before a major meeting with Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi. The meeting, which lasted two hours and covered a wide range of international topics, was held against a background of increasing tension between India and Pakistan -- with troops of both countries massing along the common border.
During the talks Mrs. Gandhi made it quite clear that although India did not want war with Pakistan, it had to be prepared to meet threats. So far India had only taken defensive precautions after offensive moves by Pakistan, she added. President Tito said he agreed with India on some basic points, especially that a genuine political settlement acceptable to the people of East Pakistan had to be found.
PAUSE TWO SECONDS On other topics President Tito, who was on an eight-day visit, described India's recent treaty with the Soviet Union as "a new step" for a non-aligned country. Both India and Yugoslavia are leading non-aligned nations.