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Too Clever by Half

Too Clever by Half Nireekshak "INDIA today agreed to the withdrawal of its military liaison group from Nepal and wireless operators attached to that country's northern border check-posts on the basis of an assurance given on behalf of the Government of Nepal that India's security would in no way be impaired thereby . . . India and Nepal will shortly examine what alternative arrangements might become necessary as a consequence of the withdrawal of the Indian personnel . . . Nepal has assured India that all the information that New Delhi might require about the military situation across Nepal's northern border will be furnished'" (italics added). So ran the lead story in Times of India of September 3. Here, one thought, was a scoop. The Indo-Nepal talks were still on in New Delhi but an enterprising Times correspondent had apparently ferreted out a good deal of what had been agreed to by the two countries.

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