The two senior United States officials on a tour of Asia, Deputy Secretary of State Kenneth Rush and Assistant Secretary of State for Near East and South Asian Affairs Joseph Sisco, met with anti-U.
GV EXT. External Affairs Ministry building
SV INT. Rush & Sisco enter & greeted by Swaran Singh
SV (Left to right) Sisco, Rush & Singh talking(2 shots)
GV EXT. Secretariat building
MV INT. Rush & Mrs Gandih pose for press & sit to talk (2 shots)
GE EXT. U.S. Embassy
GV Demonstrators with placards holding meeting outside
SV Banner "Yankees stop arms to Pakistan"
CU Placard "Sisco a CIA official"
CU PAN Demonstrator chanting
SV & TV Leaders of demonstration hand petition to U.S. official (2 shots)
UNITED STATES SENIOR OFFICIALS KENNETH RUSH & OSEPH SISCO WITH INDIAN FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER SWARAN SINGH IN NEW DELHI; SICO AND RUSH WITH INDIAN PREMIER MRS INDIRA GANDHI; ANTI-U.S. DEMONSTRATION OUTSIDE U.S. EMBASSY NEARBY.
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Background: The two senior United States officials on a tour of Asia, Deputy Secretary of State Kenneth Rush and Assistant Secretary of State for Near East and South Asian Affairs Joseph Sisco, met with anti-U.S. demonstrations in New Delhi on Friday (20 April) during their 124-hour stop-over n the Indian capital. As they held meetings with Indian Premier Mrs Indira Gandhi and Foreign Affairs Minister Swaran Singh, about 1,500 demonstrators gathered in front of the United States Embassy nearby and protested about U.s. aid to pakistan.
Mr Rush is the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit India since the Indo-Pakistan war of December 1971, when relations between India and the United States reached their lowest point for several years. But following his talks is the Indian capital on Friday, Mr Rush said he was optimistic about further improvement in the two nations' relations.
Their tour schedule included Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Nepal, Pakistan, Ira, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
SYNOPSIS: Two senior United State officials on a tour of Aisa stopped off in New Delhi, the Indian capital, for talks with Indian misters on Friday. They are deputy Secretary of State Kenneth Rush and Assistant State Secretary for Near East and South Asian Affaire Joseph Sisco. Their first meeting was with Saran Singh, India's Foreign Minister.
The two men also had talks with Indian Prime Minister Mrs Indira Gandhi, and afterwards Mr Rush said he was optimistic about further improvement in relations between the two countries. Mr Trush is the most senior U.S. official to visit India since the Indo-Pakistan war of December 1969, when Indo-U.S. relations reached their lowest point for several years.
While the two Americans were meeting Indian leaders, a group of about one-thousand-five-hundred anti-U.S. demonstrators gathered outside the United States Embassy nearby. They protected about U.S. aid to Pakistan; called America's President Nixon a 'murderer' and shouted 'down with American imperialism'. they were led by Shashi Bushan, a left-wing member of Parliament who belongs to the ruling Congress Party. A protest petition was handed to Embassy officials at the gate.