Memorandum from the President's Deputy Assistant for National Security Affairs (Haig) to President Nixon/1/
Source: Library of Congress, Kissinger Papers, Geopolitical File, Box TS 58,
Trips: HAK, Chron File, July
1971. Secret; Nodis. Sent for information. The memorandum was sent to President
Nixon on July 8 as an attachment to another memorandum from Haig
summarizing Kissinger's visit to
Dr. Kissinger's Talks with Mrs. Gandhi and Foreign Minister Singh
Some additional information concerning Dr. Kissinger's meetings with Mrs. Gandhi and Foreign Minister Singh has been provided in Ambassador Keating's reporting cables:
brief initial private session Mrs. Gandhi explained her political problems, her
desire to avoid the use of force and her concern about Chinese influence in
-When asked how much time there was before the refugee problem would become unmanageable, Mrs. Gandhi said it already was "and we are holding it together by sheer will power." She added that practically no one in the Indian Parliament approved of her policy.
-Mrs. Gandhi said that
-Mrs. Gandhi asserted that the pattern of the past U.S.-Pak relationship has led the Pakistanis to expect
-Concerning her possible visit to the
-In a relaxed, unemotional and cordial atmosphere, much of the same ground was covered with Foreign Minister Singh. He made an explicit effort to depersonalize the issue of our own shipments to
Source: Document 95 , volume XI, South Asia crisis 1971, Department of State.