Progressive aggression leading to the take over of Tibet and fleeing of the Dlai Lama. Men raise the People's Republic of China flag on a mountain as armies of Communist China conquer Tibet. 1950: The Dalai Lama and Panchem Lama are brought to Peking in China. They are received by Chinese officials, presented with bouquets. A function at their arrival. 1955: African and Asian delegates at the Bandung Conference in Indonesia. China agrees to the 5 principles of peaceful co-existence. Delegates including Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai and Indian Prime Minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru. 1956: The Dalai Lama and Panchem Lama are permitted to visit India to celebrate the 2500th birth anniversary of Lord Buddha. They are greeted by Pandit Nehru, Premier U Nu of Burma and other Indian officials an arrival. The Lamas with Indian officials seated for a meal on the ground in a hall. The Lamas are welcomed in a ceremony and Dalai Lama addresses the gathering. Tibet: China begins to impose Communist system on Tibetan borders. Construction work and forced labor. March 1959: Communist bombardment over Lhasa. The Potala monastery. Tibetans take up alms. Handcuffs and confinements. Demonstrations and protests outside the Chinese Embassy in Delhi. Former Prime Minister Of Tibet, Lukhangwa and other monks pay their respects at Mahatma Gandhi's samadhi (mausoleum) in New Delhi. Indian government officials and members of the international press reach Tezpur in Assam. They welcome the Dalai Lama. Photographers take pictures. The Dalai Lama addresses a gathering. Statues of Lord Buddha all over India and Asia. Tibetan monks pray. People sing Indian devotional song.
U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower's 175th press conference in Washington DC, United States. Several correspondents from different nations arrive for the President's 175th press conference. Men prepare cameras mounted on tripod stands at the back of a hall. President Eisenhower with an official walks past the newsmen seated in the hall. The President makes an announcement of his two and a half weeks' trip starting from December 4, 1959. The newsmen taking notes. The President says that he would be visiting nine countries and would be making brief informal visits to Rome, Ankara, Karachi, Kabul and would be in New Delhi for the inauguration of the American Exhibit at the World Agricultural Fair on December 11. He says he will visit Tehran and Athens on his way to Paris for the Western Summit meeting. He gives details of the 3 main days. December 4 - when they would be developing legislative program for the coming year, December 11 - the beginning of the World Agricultural Fair, and December 19 - when he would be in Paris for a meeting. A newsman asks the President the purpose of this extensive visit. The President states the importance and need of being the first U.S. President to make an extensive visit to a strategic continent like Asia. He expresses his interest in visiting India and millions of people who are struggling to raise their standard of living. He says that he will visit Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and other nations on the way. The President further says that he hopes to build in that region of Asia and in many other parts, a better understanding of the United States. A correspondent asks the President whether Mrs. Eisenhower and his family members would be joining him for the visit. The President says that some of his family members would be joining him but may be not his wife.
The American Embassy in New Delhi, India. American ambassador to India Ellsworth Bunker and his wife greet various Indian leaders including Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru and Defense Minister Krishna Menon. Dignitaries on the podium at the opening ceremony. Dignitaries including Nehru tour the new embassy which embodies the elements of Indian architecture.
Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru greets the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip on the Republic Day of India. A Republic Day parade is seen. Duke of Edinburgh visits the Bhakra Dam. Water flowing in River Sutlej.
India give U.S. President Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower the greatest acclaim. People crowd at an airport. Ike climbs down a ladder. Indian President Dr. Rajendra Prasad and Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru greet him. Flags of the United States and India. Indian soldiers stand in a squad. U.S. President escorted by an Indian officer reviews the soldiers. Men with cameras at the podium. People around the podium at New Delhi airport. U.S. President gets into a car. On the third day of his visit he opens an agricultural fair. Both the Presidents seated at a podium. An elephant garlands Ike's daughter- in- law Barbara Jean Thompson and son John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower. They take an elephant ride. Young children look at them and wave. They attend a party at the Mughal Gardens in which Ike scores a brilliant triumph.
United States First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy arrives on a visit to India. Scene of a gate. A hilly region. People on a bullock cart. A man takes a small child in lap. A child on woman's shoulder. Farmers in a field. Statues carved at Khajuraho temple. Decorated and carved gates. Colorful paintings on walls. Women play sitar and tabla. A traffic policeman gives directions to traffic and shows 'Stop' sign. Students and teachers in a college. Carpenter and a mechanic at work. Large crowd. National emblem of India on a gate. Guards on horses. Dr. Rajendra Prasad, President of India in a horse driven chariot in the Parliament premises. Air India plane lands at New Delhi airport. Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and his daughter Indira Gandhi meet Jacqueline Kennedy, her sister Lee Radziwill and the American Ambassador to India, John Kenneth Galbraith. Galbraith talks to Prime Minister Nehru. Children clap. United States Embassy. Ambassador Galbraith and Jacqueline Kennedy in Embassy. Prime Minister Nehru talks with Jacqueline Kennedy in a garden. She buys a silk sari. A girl welcomes her with garland in Benares. A man answers her questions during visit to an art gallery. She meets Indira Gandhi. Jacqueline Kennedy meets Indian artists. Jacqueline Kennedy addresses the people present. Jacqueline Kennedy garlands an elephant's neck as a ritual.