NEW DELHI, India— Palestine Liberation Organization chief Yasser Arafat will arrive in New Delhi on Nov. 18 for a three-day visit that will include talks with Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, the Press Trust of India reported Saturday.

The domestic news service said Arafat and Gandhi will discuss the situation in the Middle East and regional peace efforts.

Confirmation of the report, which had no attribution, was not immediately available from Indian government spokesmen.

Arafat would be arriving in New Delhi the day before Gandhi is due to return from a two-day

visit to Oman and a meeting with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. The Press Trust said Gandhi was expected to brief Arafat on his discussions with Mubarak.

Officials at the New Delhi ashram said he would likely be going to rest in the Himalayan foothills near the town of Manali, 250 miles north of New Delhi in Himachal Pradesh state.

There was also a chance, they said, that he would decide to return to the sect headquarters in Poona, southeast of Bombay, where he lived before moving to the United States in 1981.

Article extracted from this publication >>  November 22, 1985