INDIA: A Straight Fight

"If we find it comfortable to sit on the fence," Prime Minister Nehru said recently, "then we shall continue to sit on the fence. It is not the business ... of certain other countries ... to order us about." When it comes to fighting Communism inside his native India, Nehru seldom sits on the fence. He has jailed Communists without trial; he has raided their headquarters without search warrants; he calls them "the forces of chaos." Last week Nehru took after the Communists in South India's Travancore-Cochin (pop. 9,265,000), where they were given a 50-50 chance to win this...