268 Australian Government to Redshaw

Cablegram 5, CANBERRA, 2 July 1948, 12.05 p.m.

MOST IMMEDIATE SECRET

Your WHO (E) 5.

We had envisaged that whole of South East Asia from India eastward would have comprised one region and accordingly prefer original Indian proposal. If however, some countries within area are not willing to be included in a regional organisation based on India you may act along lines of your paragraph 4.

[AA : A1838, 383/1/2/1, III]