Earl Mountbatten, arrived in Delhi on a official state visit to India today at the VIP Bay of Palam Airport.
MS Chief of Air Staff Air Marshall Engineer arriving.
MS UK's flag fluttering at the airport.
MS Chief of Staff Genl. Choudhri arriving.
MS British High Commissioner Sir Paul Goer Booth arriving.
MS Defence Minister Chavan arriving.
MS Chaudhri greets defence Minister Chavan.
CU Chaudhri and Engineer at the airport.
LS Mountbatten's plane taxing at the airport.
MS Earl Mountbatten getting down from the plane.
MS Nanda, Chavan and others greeting Mountbatten.
MS CU More shots of the reception.
MS Mountbatten shaking hands with Genl. Chaudhri.
MS Mountbatten shaking hands with Air Marshall Engineer.
MS The guard of honour detachment.
LS MS Mountbatten inspecting the guard of honour.
MS Mountbatten meeting the High Commission staff in Delhi.
MS Talking to Press.
CU L to R Unknown, Chavan, Mountbatten and Nanda.
CU Mountbatten and Chavan (two shots)
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Background: Earl Mountbatten, arrived in Delhi on a official state visit to India today at the VIP Bay of Palam Airport. While in Delhi, he will have talks with the Defence Minister of India and the three services Chiefs. He will take time off on Wednesday the 29th January to Visit Delhi University and Visit the Registrar's room where he got engaged in 1922. He will address the officer in the Defence College and call on the ailing Prime Minister. He is staying at the Rshtrapati Bhavan as guest of Government India.
He was received at the airport at India's Home Minister Gulzari Lal Nanda, Defence Minister Y.B. Chavan and the three services Chiefs.