278 Department of External Affairs to Australian Delegation, United Nations
Cablegram UNY461 CANBERRA, 6 December 1946
MOST IMMEDIATE SECRET
Your UN.902. 
Your reports do not indicate attitude which will be adopted at Plenary by United Kingdom, New Zealand and other Members of British Commonwealth. We can see no real objection to French- Brazilian  proposal particularly if amended in ways suggested in UN.890.  It would be most unfortunate to offend Indians by voting against unamended text merely because of relatively minor objections. You could abstain but voting for that text should not embarrass South Africa. As there will be no time to report on views of other members of British Commonwealth you should use discretion and if possible act with them in way which would be acceptable to Indians.