INDIA: The Rainmakers

In the hospitable air, rent with cheers and scented with roses, Nikita Khrushchev grew expansive. "I have seen reports which say that we have come here with a motive—for the purpose of exploiting things," he said with a broad Slavic smile. "I would say to these people that we are quite willing to compete with them for the friendship of India." With all the talent, affability and wile at their command, Soviet Communism's two traveling salesmen plunged into the competition last week. In legislative halls and banquet rooms, at ancient shrines and...

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