India: After Shastri, Who?

For years, the question in New Delhi was, "After Nehru, who?" It was answered on Nehru's death by the unanimous election of tiny, humble Lai Bahadur Shastri as Prime Minister. Last week, after only 24 days in office, worried Indians were already asking, "After Shastri, who?"

With shy, childlike excitement, Shastri had been preparing for this week's London meeting of the Commonwealth heads of state. The trip was vitally important, since Shastri was to confer personally with Pakistan's President Ayub Khan in hopes of finding a solution to the Kashmir dispute that...

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