845.00/1359a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Officer in Charge at New Delhi (Merrell)

279. It is imperative that the Department be kept as fully informed as possible regarding all factors affecting the internal security situation in India. A telegraphic report outlining the situation as perceived at present by you should be submitted. Your appraisal of the situation should be cabled at weekly intervals thereafter, with particular reference to such developments as may be occurring in connection with Gandhi’s threatened mass civil disobedience. Any information of special significance should of course be reported: immediately.