INDIA: The Dissenter

The two distinguished Western visitors working for improved understanding were scarcely out of sight before India's Prime Minister Nehru made it clear he had not been charmed out of his old prejudices. British Foreign Minister Selwyn Lloyd had assured him that SEATO is no threat to India. U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles had made a mighty effort to soothe his professed fears about the U.S.'s arming of Pakistan.

The visitors gone, Nehru spoke. The SEATO conference in Karachi "confirmed our worst apprehensions," he told the Indian Parliament, by recommending settlement of the Indo-Pakistani dispute over Kashmir. Said he: "A...

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