811.20 Defense (M) India/438: Telegram

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

289. Mission approved suggestions made in following telegram from Calcutta.

61. April 15, 4 p.m. At informal discussion of arrangements in Department’s 15458 repeated your 43, Moseley approved but desired consult London and has only received reply today on his return to Calcutta. London has approved the plan and forwarded to Washington Moseley’s suggestion that the Committee be informal and a liaison rather than policy committee and activities initially confined to pooling of information and avoiding clashing on prices et cetera. London has added the suggestion that they desire only one member on Committee which will be Moseley. Swerling and we consider set up satisfactory and agree that term Liaison Committee preferable to Policy Committee.

  1. March 15, supra.