INDIA: Ten Years After

Setting down at New Delhi in a BOAC Britannia late one morning last week, Britain's Harold Macmillan found Union Jacks fluttering over India's capital in festive display for the first time since the British Raj moved out in 1947. Out at the airport to greet the only British Prime Minister ever to visit India while in office was an array of notables headed by Jawaharlal Nehru and backed up by thousands of cheering citizens.

In the four days that followed, Harold Macmillan—who plans to visit five Commonwealth nations in as many weeks—donned festal...

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