Agreement made this Twenty-ninth day of November Nineteen Hundred and Forty-seven between the Dominion of India and the Nizam of Hyderabad and Berar.
Whereas it is the aim and policy of the Dominion of India and the Nizam of Hyderabad and Berar to work together in close association and amity for the mutual benefit of both, but a final agreemnt as to the form and nature of the relationship between them has not yet been reached;
AND WHEREAS it is to the advantage of both parties that existing agreements and adminitrative arrangements in matters of common concern should, pending such final agreement as aforesaid, be continued:
NOW THEREFORE, it is hereby agreed as follows :-
Article 1. Until new agreements in this behalf are made, all agreements and adminitrative arrangements as to the the matter of common concern, including External Affairs, Defence and Communications, which were existing between the Crown and the Nizam immediately before the 15th August 1947 shall, in so far as may be appropriate, continue as between the Dominion of India (or any part thereof) and the Nizam.
Nothing herein contained shall impose any obligation or confer any right on the Dominion:-
(i) to send troops to assist the Nizam in the maintenance of internal order.
(ii) to station troops in Hyderabad territory except in time of war and with the consent of the Nizam which will not be unreasonably withheld, any troops so stationed to be withdrawn from Hyderabad territory within 6 months of the termination of hostilities.
Article 2. The Government of India and the Nizam agree for the better execution of the purposes of this Agreement to appoint Agents in Hyderabad and Delhi respectively, and to give every facility to them for the discharge of their functions.
(i) Nothing herein contained shall include or introduce paramountcy functions or create any paramountcy relationship.
(ii) Nothing herein contained and nothing done in pursuance hereof shall be deemed to create in favour of either party any right continuing after the date of termination of this Agreement, and nothing herein contained and nothing done in pursuance hereof shall be deemed to derogate from any right which, but for this Agreement, would have been exercisable by either party to it after the date of termination hereof.
Article 4. Any dispute arising out of this Agreement or out of agreements or arrangements hereby continued shall be referred to the arbitration of two arbitrators, one appointed by each of the parties, and an umpire appointed by those arbitrators.
Article 5. This Agreement shall come into force at once and shall remain in force for a period of one year.
In confirmation whereof the Governor General of India and the Nizam of Hyderbad and Berar have appended their
MIR OSMAN ALI KHAN,
Nizam of Hyderbad and Berar
MOUNTBATTEN OF BURMA
Governor-General of India