893.00 Tibet/12–149: Telegram

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

1483. Press reports that in answer question Parliament 28th Deputy Minister External Affairs replied “no representations had been received from Tibet for any sort of assistance, economic or financial”.

In conversation with Surkhang Depon (Embtel 1437, November 21), we received impression any request for help from India would be made by Tibetan Government directly to Dayal, Indian political agent Sikkim, who has just visited Lhasa. British here received similar impression in parallel conversation with Surkhang. As Dayal can communicate with GoI by code telegram from Lhasa, Deputy Minister’s statement somewhat surprising, in view of various indications Tibetan Government was asking help from India as well as US and UK.

Department pass to London.