INDIA: No Basic Chasm

For two hours last week, Vice President Richard Nixon nibbled cashew nuts and sipped tangerine juice with India's Jawaharlal Nehru. The two men, one forthright and husky, the other complex and slender, came away laughing and joking, unexpectedly impressed with each other. Nixon liked Nehru, and allowed that he now had "a much more rounded view" of India's policies. The Indians liked Nixon; Indian newspapers hailed his "free and frank manner."

Nehru, though neutral and intending to remain so, insisted that there were merely "differences of approach" between India and the U.S.,...

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