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India: ICRC's humanitarian action during the 1965 war

28-11-2013 Interview

During the India-Pakistan conflict in 1965, the ICRC was recognized as a neutral intermediary, which allowed its delegates to visit prisoners of war and civilian detainees, assist in repatriation and provide necessary relief to the affected population, in coordination with the Indian Red Cross Society. Former ICRC director general (1984-1988) Dr Jacques Moreillon, who was on his first ICRC mission to India at the time, takes us back 48 years, when he travelled across the country to carry out the ICRC's humanitarian work.