World: Downing the Daos

The most warlike Baptists in the world can probably be found among the Naga tribesmen in the northeastern corner of India. From the protective cover of their primeval forests and rocky hills, the Nagas have fought a twelve-year guerrilla war and withstood air raids by Indian planes and ground attacks by about 40,000 Indian troops. Though they started out armed only with some old Japanese rifles and their traditional dao, a long knife shaped like a meat ax, the estimated 5,000 rebels now have relatively modern weapons, some captured from the Indians, but most supplied by India's subcontinental rival, Pakistan. Last...

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