A Matter of Understanding

India's Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru wants India to keep "freedom of action"; this is a diplomatic way of saying that he cannot make up his mind where he really stands. He supports U.N. military action against the Red invasion of South Korea; at the same time, he is trying to sell the West a plan for a "peaceful settlement" of the Korean war which calls for appeasing Russia by admitting Red China into the U.N. (TIME, July 31). Last week, Nehru went before the Indian Parliament to ask approval for his Korea policy (which he got) and to explain...

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