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The Indo-Soviet Treaty

September 25, 1971 nity with each other than they had with non-One Book nations like India and Singapore. The view that the Islamic nations would always make common cause with each other in time of need and would readily forget their friendship with non-Islamic nations, has been expressed privately several times before by Singapore leaders to visiting Indian ministers. It was ex- pressed by Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew in April 1969 to Morarji Desai when he had visited this country as Deputy Prime Minister, and more recently, to Swaran Singh when he came here last month. Most subtly, it was also hinted that however much India might try to be friendly with Singapore's Islamic neighbour, Malaysia, that friendship would carry no weight if any Islamic country, including Pakistan, came up with the slogan of 'islam in danger''.

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