INDIA: By Pride Possessed

Swarming up to Communist China's embassy in New Delhi last week, 3,000 Indian students thunderously shouted, "Death to the Red Devil!" and "Give us arms! We will go to Ladakh!" In Bombay, even the normally pro-Communist weekly Blitz headlined its lead editorial, GIVE THE CHINESE A BLOODY NOSE.

Outraged by Red China's recent ambush of an Indian police patrol 45 miles inside Kashmir's Ladakh district (TIME, Nov. 2), Indian public opinion was crying for action. The influential Indian Express called for a mutual-defense treaty with Pakistan, long India's bitterest enemy. General K. M. Cariappa, retired commander in chief of the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!