India Considers Incident Created by Israeli Planes As ‘closed’

The Indian Government said today in Parliament here that it considered as “closed” the incident created when two Israeli planes buzzed a plane over the Gaza area of southern Palestine in which Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was a passenger during his recent visit to the United Arab Republic.

The Parliamentary Secretary of External Affairs told the House, in response to a question, that the Indian Government had raised the issue with Israel through the United Nations Secretary General. Israel, he said, had expressed regret. The Government considered the matter closed with this reply.

It was officially announced today in Nepal that Prime Minister B.P. Koirala of Nepal will visit Israel this month as head of a Nepalese delegation attending a scientific conference at the Weizmann Institute on the role of science in the development of new countries.

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