ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Under-Cover Operation

August 24, 1968 paid to such questions as the giving of a diplomatic passport to Congress President Nijalingappa to visit Japan. Nija- lingappa's visit was evidently a success, judging from K V Narain's despatch to Hindu. The consensus in Tokyo was that Nijalingappa "had unquestionably done a good job", wrote Narain. The Indian Embassy, it would seem, was overzealous not only in briefing the Congress President but also in chaperoning him, to "such an extent that it generated some resentment among members of his party". Narain's own comment was that "while its (the Embassy's) anxiety to maintain a good image of India is understandable enough, it appeared somewhat presumptuous on the part of the Embassy to assume that the man who had been elected to one of the most honoured political offices in the land would not be able to fend for himself and might let down his country . , .".

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