611.9326/9–3050: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Embassy in India


645. Pls ascertain and report nature response FonOff has recd from GOI tel to Indian Amb Peiping (urtel 813, Sept 30). Swedish FonOff has already indicated willingness appoint Rep act in investigation charges U.S. bombing Manchuria.1

  1. Ambassador Henderson transmitted the following reply in telegram 1130, dated November 7:

    “Ministry External Affairs after careful search files (Deptel 645, October 31) states last report from Panikkar this subject indicated CPR FonOff was studying matter. Panikkar had reported previously his impression that Chou En-lai would not object if SC should indicate desire send investigating committee. MEA doubts however whether Panikkar report any longer valid.” (611.9326/11–750)