845.01/7–744: Telegram

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

467. Please inform Department of present status of matter discussed in Department’s 427 of June 16. Drew Pearson’s17 column of July 6 featured a story on this subject. There is some indication that he received his information from Indian nationals in the United States. Does the Mission believe that the existence of the letters in question could have been made known by Indian Congress circles to sympathizers in the United States.

  1. Drew Pearson was the writer of a syndicated newspaper column.