DIPLOMACY: Parleys About Peace and Power

Oil for India, but no withdrawal from Afghanistan

While Soviet divisions massed along Poland's borders, President Leonid Brezhnev coolly flew off to New Delhi last week to justify an earlier intervention by Moscow's forces. Addressing the Indian Parliament during a four-day state visit, Brezhnev scoffed at the notion that the invasion of Afghanistan a year ago might constitute a menacing precedent for Poland or any other country. "Opponents of detente," he charged, "are making a noise for all the world to hear about a 'Soviet threat' either to Pakistan or to the...

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