Gandhi Opens in Washington

The Reagan Administration woos India's Prime Minister

When Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi arrived in the U.S. last week for a five-day state visit, he found his way well prepared. Americans have been enchanted by The Jewel in the Crown on TV and A Passage to India at the movies. The enthusiasm bubbled even at the White House, where President Reagan declared "the year of India" at a state dinner in Gandhi's honor. The 74- year-old President also announced that he and the 40-year-old Prime Minister had closed their generation gap: "Although a few years separate us -- just a few -- we hit it off." Agreed Gandhi:...

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