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January 28, 1970

Telegram from Indian Embassy in China on Sino-Soviet Border Negotiations

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The India embassy in Beijing reports on recent developments in the Sino-Soviet border negotiations. The lead Soviet negotiator, Kuznetsov, had become increasingly open about the progress of the ongoing talks due to political maneuvering by China. The negotiator claimed that "the talks have not progressed because the Chinese have adopted a [sic] uncompromising attitude on reaching agreement on maintenance of [the] status quo."

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National Archives of India, Ministry of External Affairs, File No. PP (JS) 3 (II)/68, Vol. II, Correspondence Relating to Sino-Soviet Relations (Including Sino-Soviet Border Clashes). Obtained and contributed by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses.


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