CIPHERED TELEGRAM NO. 87, EMBASSY OF HUNGARY IN INDIA TO THE HUNGARIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY
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get citationReport from an informant in the Parliament of India on the Congress Party's frustrations with Soviet Union and the Soviet's unwillingness to share military technology."Ciphered Telegram No. 87, Embassy of Hungary in India to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry," March 27, 1984, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Hungarian National Archives (Magyar Országos Levéltár, MOL). XIX-J-1-j India, 1984, 66. doboz, 60-103, 002450/1984. Obtained and translated for NPIHP by Balazs Szalontai. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/111952
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An influential Congress Party member of the parliament, who is usually a reliable informant, confidentially and in private told an official of our embassy that Indian government circles and the leading circles of the Congress Party regard the results of the Soviet defense minister's visit in India as “disappointing.” The Soviet side was unwilling to provide the modern military technology that India asked for, and to share technologies [with India]. At the parliamentary session held in the recent days, government party deputies had heated conversations of an anti-Soviet character over this question and other irritating issues. According to the informant, all this will negatively affect the whole system of Soviet-Indian relations. “For the sake of Indian-Soviet friendship,” the informant asked us to inform the Soviet comrades about this issue in an appropriate form. Over here we have not taken any step toward the Soviet embassy. I shared the information with our military attaché, but he will not take any step, either.
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