India: On China's Terms?

India and Red China have exchanged more diplomatic notes than bullets in their territorial wrangle over the disputed Himalayan border between the two countries. Last week China passed India its 76th note in nine months—and clearly indicated that it thought its southern neighbor was the pawn in what Jawaharlal Nehru has described as a "game of military chess" along the ill-defined frontier.

Blandly the Chinese said that they were willing to arbitrate the boundary dispute peacefully. But it would be on their own terms. China rejected India's demand that before the start of negotiations it withdraw from the 14,000 sq....

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