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January 22, 1963

SECRET TELEGRAM FROM RAPACKI (NEW DELHI) TO NASZKOWSKI (WARSAW) [CIPHERGRAM NO. 995]

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    Message sent from Adam Rapacki back to Moscow describing a talk with Jawaharlal Nehru. Notes that the Indians expressed interest in expanding economic relations with Poland. Also notes that he accepted the Ceylonese invitation for Polish officials to visit Ceylon.
    "Secret Telegram from Rapacki (New Delhi) to Naszkowski (Warsaw) [Ciphergram No. 995]," January 22, 1963, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, AMSZ, Warsaw, 6/77, 1963: w-102, t-608, obtained and translated by Margaret Gnoinska.] Published in CWIHP Working Paper No. 45. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/118899
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Ciphergram No. 995

From…New Delhi…dispatched on 01.22 at 23:30 hours…received on 01.23. at 10:56 hours...

Came in to the Decoding Department…01.23. at 12:15 hours……………………………..

Immediately

But not at Night

Naszkowski

1.   Further talks [with Nehru] did not contain many political elements except for the continuous emphasis of adhering to non-alignment. The Indians did not broach the Chinese issue.  As far as nuclear tests, [India’s Foreign Minister M.R.] Desai assumed a negative attitude toward the position of the US, but he only proposed that our representatives in Geneva communicate so as to begin lobbying activity against the US.  As far as the Vietnam issue, we will send interesting information separately.

2.   The Indians do want a communiqué. They point to precedence.

3.   The atmosphere of the talks – warm. All of the interlocutors expressed a great interest in deepening economic cooperation.

4.   Today we received the Ceylonese government’s invitation from the Ceylon embassy to pay a visit in Ceylon directly after our visit in India. We realize all the drawbacks of this visit, but [we] also [anticipate] a political awkwardness if we decline. We see in this the intention of strengthening [the] Colombo [proposition], according to the intentions of our friends.

Besides, this is a matter of an overall [communist?] camp tactic. We did not inform anyone about this here. I request a decision of the leadership, at the latest on Wednesday night Warsaw time.

No.  22

Deciphered on 01.23. at 13:30

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Deciphered by Piecuch, checked by Fiutowski

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