The Indian Embassy in Beijing sent a letter to the Indian Foreign Secretary to prove an analysis of Chinese foreign policy, such as Beijing's relationship with the West and the impact of Sino-Soviet split on Chinese foreign relations.
January 20, 1966
Top Secret Note No. D.185-NG/66 from the Ministry of External Affairs (East Asia Division), Copy no. 36, authored by A.K. Damodaran (Deputy Secretary, East Asia Division)
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Copy No. 36
Ministry of External Affairs
(East Asia Division)
No. D. 185-NGP/66 January 20, 1966.
My dear Ambassador/High Commissioner/C.D.A. etc.
We hope you will be interested in the attached note on ‘China’s defence production’. It brings together in a compact form the latest available published material on the subject. While every attempt has been made to make the estimates as objective and as accurate as possible, it has not been possible to leave out the speculative element completely because of the total absence of official statistics.
Deputy Secretary (East Asia Division)
The note describes India's difficulty in the assessment of Chinese defense production due to the absence of official statistics.
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