KASHMIR: The Loved One

Deep in a spectacularly beautiful gorge of the River Jhelum last week a 25-pounder boomed. From the distance came an answering roar, and an Indian commander pointed to the top of a hill. "Our men are up there," he said. "Pakistan's army holds the hills beyond."

Thus last week the soldiers of Britain's youngest dominions shot it out with each other for the favors of the beautiful, fabled State of Kashmir lying between them. Neither side was willing to admit that it was war. To a U.N. commission on hand seeking for a way to peace, the Indian government explained over...

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