India and the Soviet Union today (August 9) signed a major friendship treaty, under which each country will consider an attack on one as an attack on both.
LV Aircraft taxiing, Swaran Singh waits with arms folded (2 shots)
SV PAN..Gromyko out of aircraft. followed by wife greeted by Swaran Singh and others
LV Gromyko and Singh at microphone
CU ZOOM OUT..Singh speaks
CU (SAME SHOT) Gromyko replies (applause)
LV & CU Crowd outside with banners (2 shots)
LV & CU Car drives away through cheering crowd (3 shots)
LV Airport building
SV & CU INTERIOR..Gromyko talks with Singh
TRANSCRIPT SEQ 6: MR SWARAN SINGH: "I'm looking forward to the pleasure of having talks with you when we will have opportunity to exchanging our views on matters of natural interest and also matters concerning peace and security of our part of the world and in fact the security and peace in the entire world. I extend to you once again most hearty welcome."
SEQ 7: MR ANDREI GROMYKO: "In reply to the invitation by the Indian Government and in reply to the visits of the Indian Foreign Minister to Moscow, Swaran Singh, we shall come to friendly India on an official visit. I wish to express the hope that forthcoming exchange of views and talks with Indian leaders will be fruitful and useful; that they will promote the cause of further development and deepening the friendly co-operation between our countries; that corresponds to the interests of the Soviet and Indian people; to the interests of the consolidation of peace in Asia and throughout the world. I take this opportunity to convey our greetings to citizens of Delhi and to all the Indian people."
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Background: India and the Soviet Union today (August 9) signed a major friendship treaty, under which each country will consider an attack on one as an attack on both. It was signed by Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko, shortly after his arrival in Delhi on an official visit, and Indian Foreign Minister Mr Swaran Singh.
On his arrival, shown in this film, Mr Gromyko and his wife were greeted at Delhi's Palma Airport by Mr Singh, other top officials, and a crowd of about 4,000 members of India's pro-Soviet Communist Party.
After the treaty signing, under the terms of which neither side will supply arms to an aggressor threatening the other, Mr Gromyko held an hour's meeting with Prime Minister Mrs Gandhi. Other topics which will feature during Mr Gromyko's talks with top-ranking Indian officials are the thaw in relations between Peking and Washington, and the East Pakistan crisis. It was not yet known today how long Mr Gromyko will stay in Delhi.