Commonwealth Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: South Asia Department: Registered Files (S and FS Series)
This series contains records of the South Asia Department of the Commonwealth Office to October 1968 dealing with UK and Commonwealth relations with India, Pakistan and the disputed Kashmir territory, Bhutan, Nepal, and Sikkim, Ceylon and the Maldive Islands from January 1967. From October 1968, the records are those of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office South Asian Department, whose responsibilities included relations with Afghanistan as well as the above. The Department was responsible for relations with Bangladesh after it gained independence from Pakistan in 1972. Ceylon changed its name to Sri Lanka in May 1972 when the country adopted a republican constitution.
Arrangement is by former file reference within annual file cycles
Foreign and Commonwealth Office, South Asian Department, 1968-
The South Asia Department of the Commonwealth Office became the South Asian Department of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in October 1968, with the addition of Afghanistan to its former responsibilities. The Department became responsible for Bangladesh when it achieved independence from Pakistan in 1972.
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