INDIA: The Lone Fireman

Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was as busy last week as a solitary fireman putting out a brush fire.

In dashing cold water on the ardor of his countrymen angered by Red China's crushing of Tibet and its repeated threats against Indian "expansionists," Nehru protested that it would do no good to answer Chinese abuse with Indian abuse.

There was blunt talk nonetheless. The Ambala Tribune warned that "by killing Tibetan autonomy, the Chinese have advanced their gun posts to India's northeast frontier," and have brought India's great cities within the range of Tibet-based bombers. An influential Indian geographer, Dr. S. Chandrasekhar,...

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