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  • June 28, 1963

    Excerpt from the 52nd Inter-Parliamentary Conference's Resolutions on Creation of Denuclearized and Limited Armaments Zones

    The creation of denuclearized and limited armaments zones is a first step towards general and complete disarmament

  • July 03, 1963

    Telegram from Indian Charge d’Affaires in Belgrade

    Tito speaks about disarmament in a speech.

  • July 04, 1963

    Political Report on Mexico for June 1963, P.L. Bhandari, Ambassador to Mexico

    Mexican Foreign Minister Manuel Tello visited Scandinavia to unite efforts for disarmament.

  • August 02, 1963

    Letter, Homi Bhabhi to Jawaharlal Nehru

    Homi Bhabha writes to Prime Minister Nehru to convey that the Chinese nuclear test will be of no military significance and Chinese possession of a few bombs will not make any difference to the military situation. In order to counter the Chinese bomb’s psychological-political impact, Dr. Bhabha argues that India needs to be in a position to produce the bomb within few months.

  • October 01, 1963

    Political Report on Mexico for September 1963, L. Bhandari, Ambassador to Mexico, 'Atom-Free Zone'

    Mexico will continue its drive to establish Latin America as a region where atomic weapons are outlawed and testing forbidden

  • October 01, 1963

    Telegram from J.N. Khosla Ambassador on the 52nd Conference of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Belgrade

    This report focuses on President Tito’s visit to the Americas.

  • October 16, 1963

    Telegram from Ambassador to Mexico on President Tito’s Visit to Mexico

    Summary of Tito's visit to Mexico and the text of a joint communiqué.

  • November 02, 1963

    Telegram from Ambassador J.N. Khosla, 'Proposed Non-Aligned Conference' and 'Tito’s Tour of the Americas (Continued)'

    Yugoslavia accepted a proposal for a second non-alignment conference, but was "not to keen" on it. Further details of Tito's tours through Bolivia, Mexico and the United States.

  • November 26, 1963

    Office Memorandum, J.C. Ajmani, Deputy Secretary, (DIS), 'Subject: Inter-Parliamentary Conference held in Belgrade (Yugoslavia) in September 1963 – Resolutions'

    Lok Sabha Secretariat wishes to confirm that the India’s position in regard to the two resolutions on the creation of denuclearized zones and on the Moscow Agreement

  • December 02, 1963

    Telegram from Ambassador J.N. Khosla, 'President Kennedy’s Assassination'

    Reaction to President Kennedy's assassination in Belgrade.

  • 1964

    Message from P. K. Patnaik, Deputy Secretary, 'Inter-Parliamentary Conference held in Belgrade (Yugoslavia) in September, 1963, Resolutions'

    The last conference of the Inter-Parliamentary Union adopted a resolution regarding the creation of denuclearized and limited armaments zone

  • 1964

    Report, 'Note on the views of the Dutch Government on disarmament'

    The Dutch government contends that an agreement on general and complete disarmament must be proceeded under the existing balance of power

  • 1964

    Note on the Views of the Dutch Government on Disarmament

    The Dutch government supports a general and complete disarmament agreement under international control, but such agreement should not disturb the balance of power.

  • January 01, 1964

    Report by Shri S. Sinha, Director (EARC) – Ministry of External Affairs, 'Brief Analysis of the propagandist statements on disarmament and nuclear-free zone made by the Peoples Republic of China'

    The Peoples Republic of China supports disarmament and a nuclear-free zone in the Asian and Pacific Regions strictly for tactical reasons

  • April 10, 1964

    Report by S. Bikram Shah, Ambassador, 'Annual Political and Economic Report for 1963'

    Finland welcomed the signing of the Partial Test Ban Treaty at Moscow and was one of the first countries to sign it. However, there is reluctance on the part of other Scandinavian countries to accept the proposal

  • April 13, 1964

    Note, Homi Bhabha to Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri

    In a note to Shri Lal Shastri, Homi Bhaba attached the Sunday Telegraph article, which claims that India could make an atomic bomb if she wanted to. Since there are no evidences of Indian manufacturing of atomic weapons, Dr. Bhaba wanted to know if the country should contradict the article or simple remain quiet.

  • July 21, 1964

    Note, B.M. Manchanda to Disarmament Unit, 'India’s role in the United Nations'

    Disarmament Unit is requested to prepare a note in respect of “Peace Keeping operations” and “Disarmament” to be incorporated in the main brief in the United Nations

  • October 19, 1964

    J.S. Mehta, 'China's Bomb and Its Consequences on her Nuclear and Political Strategy'

    Analysis of the recent Chinese nuclear weapon test and it's strategic implications for China's diplomatic and military policies.

  • December 24, 1964

    K.R. Narayanan, 'India and the Chinese Bomb'

    K.R. Narayanan, Director of China Division at Ministry of External Affairs, writes that the explosion of the first nuclear bomb by China will alter the political balance of Asia and the world and development of nuclear weapons by India can be justified and beneficial for the country and the international system as well.

  • July 06, 1965

    Note, A. S. Gonsalves to Ministry of External Affairs, 'Nuclear Guarantee'

    Pakistan refutes a nuclear umbrella from the superpowers because she thought it to be inconsistent with the proposal of non-dissemination and denuclearization.