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Wednesday, 14 October 1964

The CHAIRMAN (Senator McKellar

Order! Senator Cavanagh, would you like to name the document you are reading from?

Senator CAVANAGH - I am not reading from a document. I have before me the estimates for the Department of External Affairs which I am prepared to table if Senator Cormack wishes. In this vote we are dealing with £48,000 worth of aid to India. While assisting in India's defence, we are creating hostility from another Government with which we have been on friendly terms. What I am suggesting is that there should be a greater concentration of effort to try to settle the dispute between India and China which would not necessilate foreign aid for the purpose of the defence of India and which would reassure the Government of Pakistan that there is no assistance from outside sources for a build-up of arms which could be used against Pakistan in the future. I make those remarks for what they are worth following my observations during a tour of Pakistan and India.

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