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Coll 29/6 'Mohammerah and Khorramshahr: vice consulate and consulate appointments' [‎33r] (67/470)

The record is made up of 1 file (232 folios). It was created in 9 Apr 1931-4 Sep 1948. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.


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loraUn «>••» »ill Buff la* but if tiealred a ViQ«*ui at
Bufthiro or Bomlar Abboo alght bo oddod.
6* Tho quootion of the Arab ooaot i» aoro dlff louit«
Tho feu» eat Treaty of 1959 is e^eoifioally between «us oat and
*ndia as weXl as between Muscat and Oreat Britain (and Northern
Ireland)* if India leaves the British Gonmonwealth the treaty
will perh&pe be abrogated so far as «he is oonoerned but she
will be at liberty to enter into a new treaty with fcusoat and
tbie will probably be deeirable fro» the point of view of both
eountriee* in any ease India would appear to be entitled to
ask for consular representation at ilueoat If she so desires*
6* Ths position with regard to the other Arab atatee
iij cifferent* Theee atatee have treaty relationships
with the British Oevemajent only and not with India and most
of them have bound themselves not to snter Into direct relatione
with any o government other than the Britieh *nd up to date
we have been at great pains to exclude foreign influence from
the 3haikhdoBS and in particular to prevent the setting up of
loreign ^neulates* If India after she beoomeo independent
is permitted to appoint Consuls in the whaikhdoms tuis exolusive
policy will b# abrogated and we shall find it difficult to
refuse elmilar rcpreecestation to other oountriee e*g* Iraq*
On the other hand the doverooent of India have contributed
greatly to the welfare of these Uhaikhdeti* in the past and they
are dependent for Rory of their ns^ds on that country* the
whole question is one that requires careful study end to which
it is iaiposaloi# to give a quick answer» though i am inclined
to think that Indian interests will probably be *iequately
represented by the appointment of a Trade Agent at Bahrain.
7* -io ik-r as ths Arab shore of the Culf is ou^osmud*
it is only possible at present to make extremely tentative
suggestions end it will bo difficult to reach any decision
until it ie known (a) when India will achieve her lidepAnoenee

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The file concerns appointments at the Vice-Consulate (later Consulate) at Mohammerah [Khorramshahr, Iran].

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The file is composed of correspondence between the Foreign Office; the India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. ; the Government of India; the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. ; the Viceroy; the Secretary of State for India; the British Consulates at Ahwaz, and Mohammerah; British Petroleum; the Royal Norwegian Legation to London; the British Minister at Tehran.

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1 file (232 folios)

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 233; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio.

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