3. National Security Decision Memorandum 1011


  • The Secretary of State
  • The Secretary of Agriculture
  • The Secretary of the Treasury
  • The Administrator, Agency for International Development


  • FY 1971 Economic Assistance Program for India

The President has considered the recommendations for FY 1971 economic assistance for India, contained in the memorandum of February 2, 1971, from the Secretary of State.2 The President has approved [Page 6] the approximately $150 million Title I PL 4803 program of concessional sales of surplus agricultural commodities and $10.8 million in technical assistance. The President also has approved a grant of $15–20 million for family planning subject to the review of progress under last yearʼs program as proposed by the Secretary of State.

With reference to the development loans, the President has authorized an initial loan of $170 million on the assumption that Indiaʼs needs will have a high priority claim on additional funds that might become available later this fiscal year. After reviewing competing requirements for such funds, the Secretary of State at that time should seek the Presidentʼs authorization before providing such additional funds.

Henry A. Kissinger
  1. Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 365, Subject Files, National Security Decision Memoranda, Nos. 97–144. Secret. A copy was sent to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
  2. The Department of State recommendations, detailed in a February 2 memorandum from Secretary Rogers to President Nixon, were sent to the White House under cover of another February 2 memorandum from Rogers to Nixon which provided a brief rationale for the recommendations; published in Foreign Relations, 1969–1976, volume E–7, Documents on South Asia, 1969–1972, Document 110.
  3. The Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954. (68 Stat 454, as amended)