Foreign News: Battle for the Himalayas

We have had from time immemorial a magnificent frontier—the Himalayas. It is not quite so difficult a frontier as it used to be; still it is very difficult . . . We are not going to tolerate any person coming over . . .

—Jawaharlal Nehru

The New Delhi communique was brief and noncommittal. Red China and India would meet in Peking next month, at In dia's request, to discuss "outstanding matters in regard to Tibet." There was nothing in the wording to show Indians themselves that Prime Minister Nehru had grave complaints...

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