Diplomacy Young Man in a Hurry: An interview with Rajiv Gandhi

An interview with Rajiv Gandhi as he heads for Washington

The security precautions that will be in effect in Washington this week for an official visit by Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi will be among the tightest on record. Out of fear, for example, of Sikh terrorists, who last October assassinated Rajiv's mother Indira, then India's Prime Minister, the Administration ordered a "postponement," beginning about five weeks ago, in the processing of U.S. visas for all Sikhs until Gandhi leaves the U.S.

Because the U.S.-Indian relationship has rarely been free of tension -- the two countries have frequently managed to irritate each other -- Rajiv and his U.S. hosts will have...

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