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September 6, 1952

Report, Zhou Enlai to Chairman Mao [Zedong] and the Central Committee

Zhou Enlai and Stalin discuss Soviet assistance for the Chinese economy and military.

January 1966

Excerpt of an Indian Document on Chinese Nuclear Delivery Capability

An excerpt of a document recovered from the Air India 101 crash assessing China's military capabilities.

January 29, 1953

Ciphered Telegram from Mao Zedong to Semenov [Stalin]

Mao requests from the Soviet government 3,000 tons ammonal, 24 million blasting caps, and 9.6 million meters of safety fuse. He asks that these things be supplied February-March, in two parts.

January 28, 1953

Ciphered Telegram from Semenov [Stalin] to Mao Zedong

Stalin informs Mao that the Soviets are able to deliver 10 torpedo boats, 83 aircrafts - of which 32 are torpedo bombers TU-2, 35 are LA-11 fighter aircrafts -, 26 guns (37 mm), 8 guns (180mm), and ammunition. As for advisors, they're able to send an additional three.

January 12, 1953

Ciphered Telegram from Vasilevsky and Sokolovsky to Stalin

A proposal of how many guns and ammunition can be given to the Chinese troops and at what rate.

January 15, 1953

Ciphered Telegram from Semenov [Stalin] to Mao Zedong

Stalin informs Mao that his request was impossible to complete at the time, but that the Soviet government is able to send 600,000 units of ammunition and 332 guns. The ammunition will be supplied monthly from January-April, 150,000 each month. The guns will also be supplied monthly from January-February, 166 guns each month.

December 17, 1952

Ciphered Telegram from Mao Zedong to Semenov [Stalin]

An application for military goods for 1953, a request for urgently needed military goods, and an application for materials for military production.

July 24, 1952

Ciphered Telegram from Filippov [Stalin] to Mao Zedong via Krasovsky

Telegram stating that it would be impossible to fulfill Mao's request on supplying arms and resources for a certain number of divisions, and that fulfilling even a fifth of his request (which they did) was difficult.

October 7, 1951

Telegram from Filippov [Stalin] to Mao Zedong via Krasovsky

Telegram from Stalin to Mao discussing the five advisors being sent to Beijing, and the military equipment being sent by the end of 1951 for the remaining six divisions -- the delivery of which is being delayed six months.

September 26, 1951

Cable No. 5542, Filippov [Stalin] to Krasovsky, for Cde. Mao Zedong

Telegram from Stalin to Mao stating that because of the conditions of production and transportation, it is almost impossible to ensure additional supplies (in the amount of the proposed one-fifth of the value of all applications from the September 8 telegram), and at the same time supply six infantry divisions with arms and equipment by the end of the year. Stalin states that they can take Mao's additional order on the delivery of military equipment in 1951, equal to one-fifth of the total cost of China's application, only on the condition that the supply of weapons and equipment for the six divisions are postponed for six months.