India: Sea Lawyer

Ever since Red China's surprise attack a year ago, India's traditional policy of neutrality has been more honored in words than in deeds. While mounting the old homilies about nonalignment, India has petitioned the West for $1.5 billion in military aid and has agreed to a Western air-defense umbrella. Last week the U.S. Seventh Fleet prepared to take up positions in the Indian Ocean.

The question was broached to Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru by Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff Maxwell D. Taylor on a visit to India last week....

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