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April 1968

CPSU CC Decree, 'Information for the Leadership of the CP of India on the Question of the NPT'

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Information for the Leadership of the CP of India on the Question of the Nuclear Weapons Non-Proliferation Treaty 

Approve the text of the telegram to the Soviet ambassador in Delhi about information for the leadership of the CP of India on the question of the nuclear weapons non-proliferation treaty (attached). 

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In this decree, the CPSU CC recommends that a telegram to the Soviet ambassador in India be approved. This telegram would hold information for the Indian CP about the NPT.

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Sokhraniaia nasledie: Initsiativa gosudarstv-depozitariev v sviazi s 50-letiem vstupleniia DNIaO v silu [Preserving the Legacy: A Depository-hosted Initiative on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the NPT's Entry into Force] (Moscow: Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2020): 78. Translated by Gary Goldberg.


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