INDIA: Low Levels

Marching into New Delhi's presidential mansion last week to present his credentials as the new U.S. Ambassador to India, scholarly-looking Ellsworth Bunker was momentarily jolted by a loud, off-key blast from a brace of turbaned trumpeters. Next morning when he opened his paper the ambassador was greeted with yet another sour note: a slashing attack on the U.S. and Britain by India's Prime Minister Nehru.

Electioneering in the industrial city of Kanpur, Nehru explained the British and American U.N. vote to condemn India's seizure of Kashmir (TIME, Feb. 4) as simply a reward to Pakistan for its membership in SEATO...

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