Foreign News: Appeasement in Peking

We propose to keep on the closest terms of friendship with other countries itnless they themselves create difficulties.

Jawaharlal Nehru

Red China last year massed 60,000 troops in Tibet and pointed their spearheads across the Himalayan passes toward India; it started building military roads right up to India's frontier; it laid down air bases within easy range of New Delhi and the teeming Ganges plain; it sent armed reconnaissance squads to undermine India's shaky border states-Nepal. Bhutan and Sikkim; it printed borderland maps that showed Indian districts as part of Red China. Nehru's reaction to all this (and to Red China's open call...

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