25338 1/13/2005 13:21 05NEWDELHI362 Embassy New Delhi CONFIDENTIAL 05STATE6636 "This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

" "C O N F I D E N T I A L NEW DELHI 000362 SIPDIS E.O. 12958: DECL: 01/11/2015

TAGS: PREL, MOPS, IN, Tsunami Relief

SUBJECT: INDIA ACCEPTS TSUNAMI MILITARY LIAISON PROPOSAL

REF: STATE 6636

Classified By: DCM Robert O. Blake, Jr. for Reasons 1.4 (B, D)

1. (C) Foreign Minister Natwar Singh used a January 13 meeting with CODEL Leach and the Ambassador to announce that the GOI has officially accepted the US proposal to appoint tsunami liaison officers. Singh indicated that Ambassador SIPDIS Ronen Sen in Washington has been instructed to have one of India's Military Attaches in Washington deploy to Camp Smith as India's LNO to PACOM. Additionally, Singh said that the GOI would send India's Military Attache in Bangkok to be their LNO to CSF-536 in Utapao. Lastly, he said they would send two trained MPAT planners to CSF-536. Singh was upbeat about this decision, characterizing it as an important step forward in our security partnership.

2. (C) DATT will coordinate details with MOD.

MULFORD