PAKISTAN: Fresh Rosebuds, Old Suspicions

Resplendent in white khadi, with the inevitable red rosebud in his buttonhole, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru flew to Karachi last week. Prime Minister Mohammed Ali was on hand to greet him, while more than 100,000 Pakistanis lined the dusty streets, waving Indian flags as well as their own. From a people that had expected, feared or threatened war with India for six years, this was indeed a surprising welcome.

For three days, the ministers talked in an atmosphere just as cordial. They quickly agreed that trade and travel restrictions along their borders should be eased—in itself an important step. But when...

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