"Telegram-related terrorism fears are high in India". Come again?
Oh, and it's interesting how the bottlenecks of this once thought blindingly-fast communications system make it seem so slow from the modern-day perspective. Let's see: the delays would most likely come from the message queue (how many messages to encode and send before the operator gets to this one?), the process of actually tapping the message out, the decoding on the other end, and (the biggest bottleneck in my opinion), the snail mail delivery from the receiving telegraph station to the actual message recipient.
Did you need to wait to have a clear line to send, or was a dual-line setup (one to send, one to receive) standard?
Pretty primitive all in all, but when you remember that at the time the alternative in its day was to send a letter on a possibly months-long journey by ship....