Nepal: War in the Mountains

As rebellions go these days, the one against King Mahendra does not amount to much—in three months' fighting there have been scarcely a dozen casualties. But its consequences could be grave for all Asia, and it has already brought the power of Communist China nearer the heart of the Indian subcontinent. TIME Correspondent Charles Mohr last week reported that King Mahendra is dangerously close to invoking the aid of Red China in his conflict with the Indian-backed rebels against his regime.

Show of Hands. Mahendra, 41, revered as a reincarnation of Vishnu and also known as...

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