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(dated November 26, 1961)
(dated November 26, 1961)

Border issue

Prime Minister Nehru, addressing a public meeting in Dehra Dun on November 25, said that necessary preparations have been made for the defence of Indian territory, and, in about a year or two, arrangements would be completed for developing communications to enable the Indian defence forces to move easily in the difficult mountainous terrains of the northern border. Mr. Nehru said that India was not sitting idle over the border problem but it would be advisable to take some big step only when the country was fully prepared for it. Mr. Nehru said: “Questions had been raised that they (the Chinese) should be pushed out forcibly. We cannot take steps in a hurry. Whatever has to be done is to be done with strength, without indulging in threats.” The Prime Minister said that it was “rather unfair” for China to have taken our territory. It is an “unforgettable thing,” he said, and would continue to remain so till it was rectified. Mr. Nehru said that it was not good that one country should resort to incursions into the territory of another country.

Pakistan's decision

Pakistan has decided to refer the Kashmir issue back to the United Nations, President Ayub Khan told newsmen at Quetta on November 25. He said that Pakistan was left with no other alternative but to go back to the United Nations because, according to him, “India has not come to any agreement.”

Export promotion

The Government of India have been considering two sets of proposals to stimulate Indian exports so that there may be a fair chance of reaching the export target of the Third Plan. One set of proposals relates to tax incentives, of which the suggestion that a scheme of income-tax incentives, of which the suggestion that a scheme of income-tax rebate should be introduced is new. So far rebates on customs duties and concessional freight rates have been employed as export incentives and, they are of a continuing nature. In their case it is now a question of enlarging their scope to cover more commodities or increasing the quantum of concession to serve the requirements of a larger export plan.



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