INDIA: Mrs. Gandhi's Gamble

India's imperious Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is a woman who listens carefully to advice—and then makes up her own mind. For months, many of her political aides have been urging her to wait until 1972, when her full five-year term expires, before calling new parliamentary elections. Last week, when she returned from a visit to Indian troops who guard the icy wastes of Ladakh in the Himalayas, Jawaharlal Nehru's strong-willed daughter announced that she was dissolving parliament immediately and scheduling elections for early March. The political campaign that promises to be the...

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