CIPHERED TELEGRAM NO. 26, EMBASSY OF HUNGARY IN PAKISTAN TO THE HUNGARIAN FOREIGN MINISTRYCITATION SHARE DOWNLOAD
get citationShort report on Indian diplomatic overtures to Pakistan in response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan."Ciphered Telegram No. 26, Embassy of Hungary in Pakistan to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry" February 13, 1980, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Hungarian National Archives (Magyar Országos Levéltár, MOL). XIX-J-1-j Pakistan, 1980, 113. doboz, 119-14, 001558/1980. Obtained and translated for NPIHP by Balazs Szalontai. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/110534
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According to diplomatic [sources] including the Indian Ambassador and Pakistani sources, the visit of Sathe, an undersecretary of the [Indian] Foreign Ministry, has not yielded concrete results. Concerning the evaluation of the events in Afghanistan, the positions adopted by the two countries have not drawn nearer.
Sathe proposed to convene a conference, in which the neighboring countries would participate, to discuss the Afghan question. Pakistan did not accept the proposal. The Indian side also suggested that if Pakistan refrained from accepting U.S. military aid, India would not purchase combat aircraft from Britain.
At the meeting, they could agree only that they would continue the dialogue.