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India / United States Arms Sales / Gandhi Government #244191

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 09, 1976
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(Studio) Sources say McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft has received State Department permission to try to sell A-4 fighter planes to India. USSR has been India's main supplier for some time. US-India relations have been strained, especially since Prime Min. Indira Gandhi suspended democrat rule in cntry. in 1975.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(New Delhi, India) Though some diplomats say Gandhi's rule has been good for cntry., it has been at expense of opposition to her rule. [Opposition leader Piloo MODY - cites numbers of people he suspects jailed because of pols.] Gandhi explains move to visiting American students. [GANDHI - says political opposition was beginning type of Hitler youth movement and most people in it just went along.] Gandhi may have future power of country in mind for son, but leaders here say if power struggle came now, son would lose. For now Indira Gandhi in firm control.
REPORTER: Peter Collins

Collins, Peter;
Cronkite, Walter

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