§ 61. Mr. Biggs-Davison
asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations whether he will make the grant of assistance for the defence of India conditional upon India using her potential to the maximum effect by the withdrawal of troops from the Congo.
§ Mr. Sandys
No. We support the U.N. operation in the Congo to which the Indian troops make an important contribution. The Indian authorities, however, are known to be anxious to remove their troops from the Congo at the earliest practicable date and have so informed the U.N., making it clear at the same time that they do not wish to embarrass the U.N. by premature withdrawal.