India: Tough at Last

For the past three years, India's struggle with Red China over their disputed Himalayan border has been more of a shouting than a shooting match. But last week, in an isolated area of the North East Frontier Agency near the border of Chinese-held Tibet, Indian and Chinese frontier guards engaged in a mortar and grenade duel that resulted in 55 casualties —33 Chinese and 22 Indians. As usual, both sides claimed that the other was the aggressor. What was unusual was a new Indian toughness toward the Chinese.

Though India's Prime Minister Jawaharlal...

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