893.00/11–2149: Telegram

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

889. Urtel 1437, Nov 21. pls inform Tibetan rep that while Dept is not in position at present give definite ans, their ltr to Secy will be given careful consideration. You may add in ur discretion we have noted simultaneous approach to Brit who, with India, traditionally and geographically stand in closer relationship to them than does US.

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Dept suggests you may find opportunity use Commie threat Tibet to emphasize GoI dangers to India itself arising from Commie China and unrealism semi-detached attitude India respecting developments in China.

Having in mind para 6 ur 1523 Dept has refrained mentioning possible visits Lhasa in replying Tibetans.

Acheson