INDIA: Point Counterpoint

The news seemed hard to believe, but in New Delhi last week, a knowledgeable source vouched for it: India has instructed K.P.S. Menon,* its Ambassador in Moscow, to discuss the possibility of Soviet military aid for India. Pandit Nehru apparently hopes thereby to deter the U.S. from sending arms to India's mortal enemy, Pakistan.

Since the first rumors of U.S.-Pakistan talks came out of Karachi last month, Nehru and most Indians have alternated between fright and fury. President Eisenhower denied last month that U.S. arms aid for Pakistan, in return for U.S. air bases in Pakistan, is under discussion....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!