INDIA: Folksy Diplomat

To delegates and newsmen at the United Nations and his fellow politicians at home, India's U.N. Delegation Chairman V. K. Krishna Menon is by turns aloof, argumentative, arrogant. They would scarcely have recognized the homespun, jovial Menon who last week talked and traveled more than 4,000 miles from Kashmir in the north to the Communist-run state of Kerala, deep in the south.

In Poona, Menon played his role as India's Defense Minister by enveloping his frail frame in a flying suit, strapping on a crash helmet and climbing aboard a Canberra jet bomber...

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