India: Visitor in a Sari

It had taken quite a while to get India's Prime Minister to the U.S. The invitation had been extended originally to Lai Bahadur Shastri in January 1965, was put off somewhat tactlessly by Lyndon Johnson three months later, and re-extended in October. When Shastri died before he could make the trip, the invitation went out anew to his successor, Indira Gandhi.

India's new leader has been plagued by a torrent of problems at home, and last week, when she was finally able to get away, another snag developed: Air India's navigators went on strike for higher wages, grounding the Boeing 707...

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