ASIA: Towards Disenchantment

India is the most important of our neighbors. We must know India better.

—Mao Tse-tung

India, the most populous nation outside the Iron Curtain, has leaned so far backwards not being anti-Communist that she often appears to be pro. This, despite the Western trend of her economy, her parliamentary democracy, her British legal and military tradition, and her own good reasons to fear the rising might of Communist China. "We propose to keep on the closest terms with other countries," Jawaharlal Nehru insists, "unless they themselves create difficulties."

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