INDIA: Britain's Gambit

Britain last week gave its hand to India, and with the back of it slapped the faces of the Indian politicos who had rejected Sir Stafford Cripps's offers. Britain gave high defense posts to Indians, concessions similar to those offered by Sir Stafford. But in so doing, Britain ignored both the Indian National Congress party and the Moslem League.

> For the first time in history, the post of Indian Defense Minister went to an Indian -Malik Sir Firozkhan Noon, a Moslem lawyer, onetime Oxford hockey star.

> Two Indians were chosen to...

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