690D.91/7–2551: Telegram

The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Gifford) to the Secretary of State

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500. Ref Deptel 199 July 24 to New Delhi, rptd Karachi 88, London 569 USUN 51. Indian troop movements.

1. FonOff informed this morning along lines indicated para 2 reftel.

2. No reply as yet to Emb’s request of FonOffCRO for views on contemplated action outlined Deptel 44 July 19 to USUN, rptd London 458, New Delhi 169, Karachi 6, Canberra 23. Gordon Walker1 and Attlee discussed problem at length this morning. Results as yet not communciated FonOff. EmbOff advised reply when forthcoming will doubtless indicate decision by UK make similar approach to GOI and Pak next few days.

Rptd info New Delhi 15, Karachi 16, USUN(?).

Gifford
  1. Patrick C. Gordon Walker, British Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations.