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May 23, 1974

TELEGRAM NO. 113, EMBASSY OF HUNGARY IN INDIA TO THE HUNGARIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY

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    Five days after India's first nuclear test, the Hungarian Embassy in New Delhi reports that Indian foreign policy experts speculate that the test could lead to closer Indian-Soviet relations.
    "Telegram No. 113, Embassy of Hungary in India to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry," May 23, 1974, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Hungarian National Archives (Magyar Országos Levéltár, MOL). XIX-J-1-j India, 1974, 50. doboz, 60-406, 003434/1/1974. Obtained and translated for NPIHP by Balazs Szalontai. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/112875
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According to the opinion of Indian foreign policy experts, the Indian nuclear explosion might make India draw closer to the Soviet Union, taking the anti-Indian attitude of the other nuclear powers into consideration.

In their view, only the Soviet Union can be expected to support India in its nuclear test explosions.

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