Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
Sound recording of a meeting held on May 20, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy, Indian Minister for Economic and Defense Coordination T.T. Krishnamachari, Under Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs Philips Talbot, member of the National Security Council Robert W. Komer, Indian Foreign Secretary M.J. Desai, and Indian Ambassador to the United States B.K. Nehru. President Kennedy and Defense Minister Krishnamachari discuss in detail the steps that might be taken to aid India, including a defense commitment by the United States. The India-Pakistan situation is discussed in great detail, providing the Indian point of view in depth regarding relations and the Kashmir dispute. Air defense of India and U.S. aid are also discussed. Two segments of the recording totaling 1 minutes and 38 seconds have been removed in accordance with Section 3.4 (b) (1), (3) of Executive Order 12958. This sound recording has been excerpted from Tape 88, which contains additional sound recording(s) preceding and following this one. See Related Records to access Tape 88 in its entirety.