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Letter from Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, to Auchinleck, refusing to relax the rule that attendance at an exercise at Camberley should be restricted to officers of the rank of Major-General and above. He declares that there is concern in London about Nehru's latest resolution in favour of an Indian republic and the fact that this has been passed in the Assembly, pointing out that, as a result, the Commandant of the Imperial Defence College will want to bar Indian officers from certain highly secret lectures. He informs Auchinleck that he is not sending to India the top secret papers in connection with the Camberley exercise, because they are not really necessary for any preliminary study Auchinleck may wish to make before his visit to England. Holograph.