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  • August 30, 1965

    Note, P. S. Ratnam, 'Starred Question No. 8196 for 30-8-1965 in Lok Sabha'

    The Indian Ministry of Defense evaluated the impact of the Chinese nuclear explosion and reported that the more immediate and real Chinese threat comes from conventional arms. The Chinese nuclear test poses a long term military threat, but its strategic implication and India's consequent actions require constant review.

  • April 20, 1966

    Appendix: Extracts from the Speech delivered by the Leader of the Brazilian Delegation, Ambassador Sette Camara

    Comments on the signature of the Additional Protocol of the Preparatory Commission for the Denuclearization of Latin America.

  • April 26, 1966

    Extracts from the Reply of Ambassador Sette Camara

    India and the United Arab Republic criticized disarmament in the regional terms.

  • May 13, 1966

    Telegram from Charge d'Affaires of Mexico City on the Third Session of the Preparatory Commission for the Denuclearization of Latin America

    This report focuses on Mexico and Brazil’s differeing approaches towards the issue of denuclearization of Latin America

  • June 22, 1966

    Note on the Third Session of the Preparatory Commission for the Denuclearization of Latin America held in Mexico City from April 19 to May 4, 1966

    As a result of the commission, a draft treaty has been prepared for the creation of a Nuclear Weapon Free Zone. Brazil and Mexico have rival approaches to denuclearization.

  • August 02, 1966

    Telegram from Joint Secretary to the Ministry for External Affairs, 'Notice from Shri Madhu Limaye, MP... regarding non-proliferation proposals'

    Review of India's position on non-proliferation treaties.

  • August 25, 1966

    Latin America: A Note for the Forthcoming Tripartite (Non-Aligned) Meeting

    This document describes the overall regional environments in Latin America after the Cuban Missile Crisis (1960s)

  • August 31, 1966

    Telegram from the Indian Embassy in Mexico City

    The Latin American Denuclearization Commission has been post-poned.

  • September 14, 1966

    Telegram from the Indian Embassy in Mexico City on Speech by the President of the Latin American Denuclearization Preparatory Commission

    Alfonso Garcia Robles summarizes the main developments of the Third Session of the Preparatory Commission for the Denuclearization of Latin America and replies from non-member states.

  • February 16, 1967

    Telegram from the Indian Embassy in Mexico on Latin American Denuclearization Treaty

    This telegram comprehensively evaluates the Latin American Denuclearization Treaty

  • February 28, 1967

    Telegram from Ambassador Trivedi on Eighteen Nation Committee on Disarmament

    Discussion of the establishment of nuclear-weapon-free zones.

  • March 10, 1967

    Note on Meeting of the Non-Aligned Group at the Eighteen Nation Committee on Disarmament

    Disagreement between representatives of Mexico and the UAR on the non-aligned group developing a common position.

  • May 11, 1967

    Telegram from the Indian Embassy of Brazil, 'Statement Made on 9th May 1967 by the Minister of Foreign Relations of Brazil'

    On May 9, Brazil signed the Treaty of Tlatelolco to ban nuclear weapons in Latin America.

  • June 13, 1967

    Telegram from Ambassador Trivedi, 'Non-Aligned Meeting'

    Different points of Mexico and Brazil on the denuclearization treaty of Latin America

  • October 06, 1967

    Telegram from the Indian Ambassador to Brazil, 'Nuclear Cooperation Between India and Brazil'

    Brazil has entered cooperative agreements with many countries and is would like to work with India as well.

  • November 07, 1967

    25th Meeting of Non-Aligned Group with Discussion on Peaceful Nuclear Explosions

    Mexican and Brazilian representatives disagree on if peaceful nuclear explosions (PNEs) are allowed by the Latin American treaty.

  • 1968

    Countries visited by Indira Gandhi – September to October 1968

    List of countries visited in South America

  • February 20, 1969

    Telegram from the Indian Embassy in Peru on 'Indo-Peruvian Cultural Institute

    Discusses the establishment of the Indo-Peruvian Cultural Institute

  • January 28, 1970

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

    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."

  • April, 1971

    Telegram from V.G. Joshi, 'Brief on Disarmament and Atomic-Free Zones for the Spring Meetings of the IPU to be held during April, 1971'

    Summary of history of negotiations of disarmament and nuclear-free zones.