Editorial Note

On October 7, 1953, Vice President Richard M. Nixon and his party embarked upon a goodwill tour of the Far East. In addition to visiting various Far Eastern states, the Vice President also journeyed to South Asia, where he visited Ceylon from November 27 to November 29, India from November 29 to December 4, Afghanistan from December 4 to December 6, and Pakistan from December 6 to December 9. After proceeding on to Iran, the Vice President and his aides returned to Washington on December 14, 1953. Extensive documentation regarding this trip is in Department of State file 033.1100 NI.