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NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 31, 1984
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(Studio) Assassination of Indian Prime Min. Indira Gandhi by Sikh bodyguards reported
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(New Delhi, India) Apparent circumstances surrounding Gandhi's murder and violence against Sikhs by Hindus as result examined; tension in recent mos. between Indian government and Sikh extremists reviewed. Rajiv Gandhi reported new prime min. [GANDHI - calls for calm as honor to mother.]
REPORTER: Jonathan Mann

(Studio) India's history of religious and cultural complexity reviewed; languages spoken in India listed on screen. Reactions of President Reagan and Walter Mondale to Gandhi's assassination quoted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) US-India relations in recent mos. and possible impact of Gandhi's assassination considered. [REAGAN - sees murder as illustrating problem of intl. terrorism.] Role of United States military and economic aid to Pakistan in Gandhi's rel. with USSR discussed; CIA's recent claim that India may be preparing to attack Pakistan's nuclear facilities recalled. [Henry KISSINGER - fears chaos in India now, adversely affecting relationship with US.]
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Rajiv Gandhi's inexperience, US-India rel., United States attitude toward Pakistan now, Secretary of State George Shultz's message for Rajiv Gandhi discussed.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw, Marvin Kalb

(Studio) USSR condemnation of Gandhi's assassination outlined.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Kalb, Marvin;
Mann, Jonathan

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