MR. HERBERT ROBERTS (Denbighshire, W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether the Government have received any official notification as to recent movements of Russian troops towards the frontier of Afghanistan; and whether he is in a position to make any statement as to the relations at present existing between the Ameer and this country.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Lord G. HAMILTON,) Middlesex, Ealing
I have received several reports 376 indicating an increase in the number of Russian troops stationed in Central Asia. The relations of the Government of India with His Highness the Ameer conform to the terms of our engagements with Afghanistan, and have undergone no change.