ASIA: A Promise of Trouble

Red China, beset by internal troubles, last week made plain its determination to cause friction and perhaps war all along its southern borders. That intent became unmistakable even to India. The long unrealistic era in which the two largest nations on earth coexisted peaceably because one of them saw no evil or heard no evil seemed at last to be ending.

Rising in India's lower house of Parliament, Jawaharlal Nehru, 69, gripped the teakwood Prime Minister's bench and described, in blunt language he had never used before, the "continuing aggression" of Red China's troops against India's northern borders. The frontier...

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