India and Israel Exchange Notes on Occasion of Hindu State’s Independence Day

On India’s Independence Day, last week, Israel Foreign Minister Moshe Sharett cabled Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, saying that Israel reestablished in its ancient home as a free and independent nation, is anxious to take its rightful place in the family of Asiatic countries.

Mr. Sharett received a cable today from the Indian Foreign Ministry expressing thanks and appreciation for his message. This was interpreted in some circles as India’s semi-de facto recognition of Israel.

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