INDIA: Discord in Colombo

Our instructions to our delegates have always been firstly to consider each question in terms of India's interest, secondly on its merits.

Jawaharlal Nehru

In squally monsoon weather, India's Prime Minister Nehru flew south last week to Ceylon. The occasion: the first conference of South Asian Prime Ministers. Nehru's purpose: to get a South Asian vote of confidence for three of his pet projects. They were: i) an immediate cease-fire in Indo-China; 2) indefinite suspension of H-bomb tests; 3) a vote of censure against "colonialism." Nehru expected some opposition at Colombo from...

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