891.03/1–2451: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Embassy in India


1147. Urgently need all available convincing material re humanitarian side probable effects India food emergency for possible presentation Cong. Pls airmail priority any graphic material distressed areas present or past including revealing photographs, etc. Also need Emb best estimates probable deaths, other suffering, reduced natl and local caloric intake, short-run and long-run effects, if emergency requirement not met. Psychological and polit effects. Some indication localization effects food deficiency.