• Short Summary

    Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, flew into Calcutta on Sunday (6 February) to a tumultuous reception on his first official journey abroad as leader of his new state.

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    GV Aircraft taxis in
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    LV Armed guards
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    SV Mrs Gandhi out of aircraft
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    4.
    SCU General Aurora watches as Mrs Gandhi is welcomed(2 shots)
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    SV Mujib out of second aircraft and greeted
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    SV People watch
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    SCU Mrs Gandhi
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    SCU Mujib shakes hands with leader Jyoti Basu of India Communist Party
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    LV & CU Crowd surround Mujib as he enters helicopter (4 shots)
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    LV Helicopter leaves
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    GV Vast crowd at public meeting
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    LV crowd applaud as Mrs Gandhi and Sheikh Mujib climb rostrum(2 shots)
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    GV & SV Crowd listen to Mrs Gandhi speaking (4 shots)
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    LV, CU & GV Sheikh Mujib addresses rally (3 shots)
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, flew into Calcutta on Sunday (6 February) to a tumultuous reception on his first official journey abroad as leader of his new state. He was greeted by Indian Prime Minister Mrs. Gandhi and tens of thousands of Indian Bengalis.

    Later in the day, Sheikh Mujib told a half-million crowd that Pakistan's President Bhutto should give up any hopes of links between his country and Bangladesh, pledged eternal friendship to India and told the United States government to stop talking about democracy after shipping arms to Pakistan.

    During his two-day visit, Sheikh Mujib and Mrs. Gandhi are expected to hold talks dealing with the withdrawal of the 50,000 Indian troops still in Bangladesh. Other subjects likely to be raised are the future of non-Bengalis in the country and Indian economic aid to rebuild the war-shattered nation.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAETPWGZ1CQ2V2NYGOKU1XZO6V8
    Media URN:
    VLVAETPWGZ1CQ2V2NYGOKU1XZO6V8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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