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141 Burton to Gollan

Cablegram 2 (extract) CANBERRA, 7 January 1949, 2.00 p.m.


I hope sudden developments regarding Asian Conference will not
seriously disturb your arrangements but I feel we may be able to
take advantage of it to further objects of your mission and
facilitate your preliminary contacts with Indian leaders. In your
formal calls on Rajagopalachariar, [1] Nehru and Patel [2]
especially you could develop line suggested to you in Australia
and importance of Indian-Australian collaboration so expressly
recognised by Dr. Evatt.

1 Chakervarti Rajagopalachariar, Governor-General of India.

2 S.V.J. Patel, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home
Affairs and States, Government of India.

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