INDIA: Practice

Last week the British wound up their biggest experiment yet in the use of modern armament in India. Their enemy: the non-passively-resistant blood brotherhood of turbaned Hurs in Sind Province.

The goad to action was a new outbreak of rapine and train-wrecking in protest against the jailing of the Hurs' Robin Hood leader, the lecherous, pock-marked Pir of Parago (TIME, June 15). Coordinating land and air forces, the British dropped parachutists on the edge of the Sind desert. From there they moved west toward the Hurs' jungle stronghold in Makhi Dhand, the...

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