India: Very Patient Nehru

Eighteen months have passed since Red Chinese troops occupied 12,000 square miles of northern Indian soil. The troops are still there. Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru has been heard to complain, but has done little else. Last week, as the Indian Parliament's new session got under way, pent-up tempers exploded. "Have we grown so soft?" demanded Asoka Mehta, leader of the Praja Socialist Party. "Surely the brave soldiers of India have never said they would not march." Cries of "cold feet" rang out, and one M.P. demanded that Nehru "apologize" to the nation.

What set the M.P.s off anew was a 567-page...

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