693.0031 Tibet/5–349: Telegram

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

328. NY FR10 Bank has recd request Leader, Tibet Trade Mission to sell some $US 400,000 of gold for air shipment vaults Hong Kong [and] Shanghai Banking Corp., 31 Dalhousie Square, Calcutta, West Bengal. When Trade Mission in US this Govt inclined to honor such request to Tibetan de facto Govt but had misgivings re end use of gold, that is in event premium sales Tibet or elsewhere involved. Pls ascertain discreetly possible end uses and attitude of GoI auths such transaction if approved here. Leader TTM states some dols to be released by GoI.

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