INDIA: The Bobber

In New Delhi last week Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was being hit by friend and foe alike, and his reflexes seemed those of a fighter who has taken too much punishment. At issue was the McMahon Line, the 800-mile border between India and Tibet (see map) drawn 45 years ago at the Simla Conference by Britain's Sir Arthur Henry McMahon in company with representatives of Tibet and China.

The first blow came from the exiled Dalai Lama, who charged that if the McMahon Line were valid, it must mean that India recognized Tibet...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!