India: Buying Time

After two days of bitter debate in New Delhi's Lok Sabha, the Indian Parliament last week approved Prime Minister Nehru's decision to accept a neutralist proposal for the settlement of India's Himalayan border dispute with Red China—provided that the Chinese also agree to the neutrals' plan in toto. Under the arrangement devised by the six nonaligned nations—Ghana, Egypt, Indonesia, Burma, Cambodia and Ceylon—at the Colombo Conference last December, the Chinese will be forced to withdraw 12½ miles from the present cease-fire line in the northwestern Himalayas. But the resultant demilitarized zone will still recognize China's pre-invasion claim to 14,000...

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