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September 04, 1961

TELEGRAM FROM CHINESE EMBASSY IN INDIA TO FOREIGN MINISTRY, 'KAKODKAR'S SITUATION'

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    The embassy advises against inviting the Goan People's Party general secretary to visit China before the Indian election.
    "Telegram from Chinese Embassy in India to Foreign Ministry, 'Kakodkar's Situation'," September 04, 1961, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, PRC FMA 105-01057-01, 48. Translated by Anna Beth Keim. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/123627
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Telegram Received by the Foreign Ministry
Status: Regular
From the Station in India

4 September 1961

Kakodkar’s Situation

Foreign Ministry:

We received your cable of 12 August. According to Indian Communist Party member Qiandela, Goan People's Party general secretary Kakodkar is a member of the Bombay- that is, Maharashtra State - Indian Communist Party committee, and a well-known leader of the Goa movement. Currently Aquino de Braganca is a member of the Goan People's Party, not of the Indian Communist Party, and teaches in Morocco; he participated in the meeting of Portuguese Colonies representatives in Casablanca, but he is not a leader in the Goa movement. Qiandela surmises that Kakodkar may want to visit China, but does not know if this has been formally proposed to the Party. Qiandela said that the Party is currently strengthening its work in Goa, and it would be inadvisable for Kakodkar to visit China before the Indian election; the Indian government would not give him a passport to leave the country, much less allow him to go to China.

Our recommendation - given that this person is a Party member in charge of a local Indian Communist Party organization [but] has not formally proposed [the visit], nor has the Indian Communist Party's Central Committee made a proposal- is that it is inadvisable to invite him to visit China.

Embassy in India

4 September