701.4511/1–746: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Commissioner in India (Merrell)


18. For your information, Brit Govt through BritEmb here has asked Dept to reconsider question of raising status of Indian Agent General2 to that of fully accredited Minister. It is understood Chinese Govt has agreed to raise status of Indian representative in China and of Chinese representative in India.

Dept has informed BritEmb that, for reasons previously given (Dept’s 869 Nov. 73), it prefers to postpone making any decision in this matter.

Repeated to London and Chungking.

  1. Sir Girja Shankar Bajpai.
  2. See Foreign Relations, 1945, vol. vi, p. 263, footnote 44.