123 Henderson, Loy W.: Telegram

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

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881.1. Bajpai told me this afternoon that Menon Foreign Secretary had taken up informally with CC Ambassador matter of my seeing him in order to give him message and that Chinese Ambassador had indicated that since US had not endeavored establish relations with his government and in view US attitude re Formosa and Chiang Kai-Shek he considered it unwise to have even informal conversation with me or any other US official (Embtel 860, October 7). Bajpai said that in view of attitude of Ambassador he thought it would be mistake for me endeavor send him message either through GOI or other channels.

2. I am inclined believe we should follow Bajpai’s advice in this matter. Regret my lack success.1

Loy W. Henderson
  1. The following message was sent to New Delhi in telegram 550, October 12, 3 p. m.; “Dept concurs no further attempt (urtel 881 Oct 10).” (123 Henderson, Loy W.)