World: Bomb on a Bullock Cart

Of all the Asian nations affected by Peking's nuclear explosion, India has the most to fear. Since Red China's humiliating walk through the Himalayas in 1962, the Indians have been obsessed by fear of renewed Communist aggression. Thus, though India was only recently the anti-nuclear Cassandra of the nonaligned world, the nation last week was earnestly debating whether to build A-bombs of its own.

Chief problem for India's nuclear advocates, of course, is their nation's deep emotional attachment to the principles of nonviolence, as practiced by Gandhi and internationally canonized by the late Jawaharlal Nehru. In a speech to students last week,...

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