Conflicting Attitudes Toward Neutral India
India is becoming an important factor in East-West relations and in the balance of forces competing for supremacy in Asia. The new republic's position between East and West may give it a significant role to play either in the enforcement of a truce in Indo-China or, if the Geneva conference fails to produce any agreement on Indo-China or Korea, in determining the future balance of power between Communism and democracy in the Far East.
The so-called neutralist policies of Prime Minister Nehru have been sharply criticized in the United States, and Congress now is considering whether to 421 continue economic aid to India notwithstanding Nehru's opposition to many American foreign policy objectives. At the same time, Soviet Russia and Communist China ...