400 High Commission in New Delhi to Department of External Affairs

Cablegram 310 NEW DELHI, 14 May 1949, 12.25 p.m.

IMPORTANT SECRET

INDONESIA

Your telegram 185. [1]

Bajpai informs us that the Indian Government proposes to hold to the principle that the Dutch should provide the necessary assistance. He does not think there is much to be gained by appealing to the interested nations. He said that in any case India is in no position to help. He considers that if assistance is not forthcoming from the Dutch, the Security Council might perhaps be able to arrange for essential facilities to be made available from its own United Nations Administration stocks.

1 Dispatched on 12 May, it asked Gollan to ascertain the Indian Government's reaction to the message sent to Pritchett on the same day (Document 398).

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