Ambala, Saturday, July 5, 1969

INDIA, PAKISTAN SETTLE KUTCH BORDER DISPUTE

ISLAMABAD, July 4 (Reuter & UNI)—India and Pakistan today formally settled their Rann of Kutch border dispute signing maps that show the border as fixed by the International Tribunal last year. About 1,500 maps and documents must be signed, and the task will take Indian External Affairs Secretary Kewal Singh and his Pakistani counterpart, Mr. Said Mohammad Yusuf, another day to complete. At today’s ceremony, in the presence of diplomats and correspondents, they signed 15 maps and declared the dispute settled. The transfer of territories will take place at tomorrow midnight. Mr. Yusuf said: “The process through which this dispute has been settled illustrates that given will and co-operation, all other disputes, however intractable, can be resolved peacefully.

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