POLICIES & PRINCIPLES: Not Nonviolence But a Sword

India's Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru does not mind Communists in China or maybe even in Indo-China. But Communists just across the northeast frontier in Nepal—never! Last week Nehru's Foreign Ministry proclaimed, no doubt for the ears of any Chinese Reds who might be infiltrating through Tibet to Nepal: "A threat to Nepal is a threat to India herself."

While New Delhi spoke, Nepal's Prime Minister Maharaja Mohun Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana, 64, a devout feudalist,*was journeying from the little Himalayan kingdom (6,000,000 pop.; 54,000 sq. mi.) to republican India. It took him...

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