A Letter From The Publisher: Aug. 13, 1965

EVERY story in TIME is written and edited in New York by staff members whose experience and knowledge is intensely applied to weighing facts obtained from a wide variety of sources. To write this week's cover story, Associate Editor Robert F. Jones had, along with many facets of research from other places, the reporting of an unusual team of correspondents in India.

It can be said that reporting for the story actually began well over a year ago when Louis Kraar, then our bureau chief in New Delhi, made the accurate assumption that Lai Bahadur Shastri would be the successor to Jawaharlal...

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