811.7445/43: Airgram

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

A–8. On February 11, 1943 Board of War Communications approved the shipment of two transmitters from the United States under Lend-Lease12 to India for the establishment of direct radio telegraph circuits between the United States and India13 with the understanding that delivery would be made in June 1943. The Board has received information from the British Ministry of Supply that the two transmitters manufactured by KCA Manufacturing Company should arrive in India about January 15, 1944 and be ready for service in the latter part of February 1944. See your 952, December 14, 5 p.m.14

  1. Lend-Lease Act approved March 11, 1941; 55 Stat. 31.
  2. The view of the Board was that in the interest of national security duplicate circuits should be established between the United States and Bombay (811.7445/–51).
  3. Not printed.