121.5445/10: Telegram

Mr. William Phillips, Personal Representative of President Roosevelt in India, to the Secretary of State

100. The Mission’s 984, December 29th at 6 p.m.,63 paragraph E [sic]. External Affairs Department now replies that the title Military Attaché implies the existence of an Embassy or Legation, the establishment of which is at present precluded by a constitutional difficulty and that it suggests after consultation with London the practical purpose in view might be achieved by designating the officers concerned as military observers with the personal status of Military Attaché or Assistant Military Attachés.

I see no objection to this procedure.

  1. Quoted in airgram No. A–379, January 23, to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom, supra.