ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Uses of the Treaty

Uses of the Treaty G P D DELHI has been in a festive mood over the last week or so. The tenth anniversary of the famous Indo-Soviet Treaty of Friendship and Co-operation was being celebrated. The festivities, of course, happened to be at different levels and exhibited differing degrees of enthusiasm. To begin with, Indira Gandhi did not appear, to be particularly jubilant over the anniversary. She and her colleague Venkataraman were perhaps more busy gloating over the favourable response from the IMF. The Soviets sent a delegation, organised film shows and contributed articles to the special supplements brought out by some leading newspapers. Generally it appeared that the Soviets were far more enthusiastic about the anniversary than the Indians.

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