India: Turning Points

India rejoiced last week in two victories: the Chinese were thrown back in a local action on the embattled mountain border; former Defense Minister Krishna Menon, long a virulently anti-Western appeaser of Communism, was thrown out of Nehru's Cabinet.

The new Chinese thrust came after a ten-day lull in the fighting and was apparently aimed at driving down the Luhit River valley toward India's important oil fields at Digboi, 90 miles from Walong, in the North East Frontier Agency. The Chinese seized a mountain slope above Walong, but Indian troops "went into an...

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