INDIA: Significant Shift

In New Delhi, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru finally caught up last week with Indian public opinion. In a speech to Parliament, he used, for Nehru, harsh words in reply to the weeks of billingsgate that have poured from Peking's press and radio. Nehru was "greatly distressed" at Red China's brutal suppression of the Tibetan revolt and at the "hapless plight" of the Tibetan people. In answering the charge that the Dalai Lama was being held against his will at Mussoorie (TIME, May 4), he obliquely called the Red Chinese liars. "They have used the language of the cold war,"...

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