845.00/7–547: Telegram

The Ambassador in India (Grady) to the Secretary of State


488. In conversation with Hare, Jai Prakash Narain stated that Communist Party of India had circulated written instructions to members to refrain from attacking interim government following acceptance June 3 partition plan. This ties in with reports from other Indian sources. It seems safe to assume these orders originated outside India. Possible reasons for adoption this policy: Russian leaders may wish avoid at this time any appearance of unfriendliness toward new [Page 159] dominion government and may not wish discourage fissiparous tendencies in India which might facilitate future infiltration.

Please repeat to London.