793B.02/1–2551: Telegram

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


1831. I outlined to Bajpai1 yesterday our current thinking re Tibet as set forth in aide-mémoire attached to Depinstr 86 January 6.2 Bajpai expressed appreciation for this information and asked if I could give him informal memorandum summarizing its contents. This I shall do. Bajpai added GOI at present so immersed in problem maintaining world peace it was giving little thought to Tibet; in fact, he did not recall that Tibet was even mentioned during recent Commonwealth Conference.3

  1. Sir Girja Shanker Bajpai, Secretary-General of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.
  2. Instruction 86, not printed, transmitted a copy of an aide-mémoire to the British Embassy in Washington, dated December 30, 1950; for text of the aide-mémoire, see Foreign Relations, 1950, vol. vi, p. 612.
  3. The Prime Ministers of the British Commonwealth countries met in London during the first part of January.