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Old Hat on New Events

Old Hat on New Events Nireekshak THE Prime Minister's visit to the Soviet Union and President Podgorny's brief stopover in New Delhi on his way to Hanoi provided the opportunity to newspapers for reviewing Indo-Soviet relations. Much of the review based it- self on the joint statement issued at the end of Indira Gandhi's visit, and once again reassessed the Indo-Soviet treaty of friendship particularly, its im- pact of the Bangla Desh crisis. The Prime Minister's visit was covered quite extensively, hut not in any depth. A noteworthy feature of the reporting was that there was a team of Indian correspondents in full charge of it. Newspapers here could therefore afford to dispense with the service of the foreign news agencies altogether. Thus was, of course, more accidental than deliberate, and was possible largely because PTI happens to have a resident correspondent in Moscow.

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