Foreign Relations: Benign Competition

India and Pakistan, deadly rivals, were engaged in a benign competition: each was trying to outdo the other in the warmth of its greetings to Visitor Jacqueline Kennedy—and each had obviously decided that the way to her heart was through her fondness for animals. Indeed, Jackie must have thought at times last week that she was visiting an Asian menagerie.

In India, Jackie rode a 35-year-old elephant named Bibi, shrank against Prime Minister Nehru in ladylike horror while watching a mongoose battle a cobra (see cut), saw a polo match and cleared jumps...

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