INDIA: Baby Summit Meeting

Asia's own cold war—between Pakistan and India—last week unexpectedly showed signs of thawing. The Kashmir issue still divides the two countries, but their quarrel over dividing the canal waters of the Indus Basin (TIME, June 1) seems to be heading for amicable settlement. At first, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had hard words for the government of Pakistan's General Mohammed Ayub Khan ("a naked military dictatorship"). But Ayub's incorruptibility, his undeniable popularity, and his own sensible willingness to patch things up with India has done a lot to diminish the enmities that grew out of the violent partition of India...