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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SV Mrs Gandhi out of aircraft
SCU General Aurora watches as Mrs Gandhi is welcomed(2 shots)
SV Mujib out of second aircraft and greeted
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SCU Mujib shakes hands with leader Jyoti Basu of India Communist Party
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LV crowd applaud as Mrs Gandhi and Sheikh Mujib climb rostrum(2 shots)
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LV, CU & GV Sheikh Mujib addresses rally (3 shots)
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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.