World: The View at Natu Pass

Shortly after last week's cease-fire went into effect, Communist China accused India of still another act of "aggression" at Natu Pass, high in the Himalayas above Sikkim. The Chinese charged that a group of Indian soldiers had occupied "three aggressive military works" on the boundary and confronted Chinese frontier guards for 2½ hours. Actually, the soldiers were merely escorting four visiting journalists, among them TIME Correspondent Jerrold Schecter. His report:

At 14,500 ft., the mountain flowers are purple underfoot. Yellow lichens and red moss brighten in the morning sun, and the heavy granite block retaining wall of the caravan road to Natu...

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