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ist point to which any official and semi-official visitor is taken. These visitors are given VIP treatment and taken in full gaze of publicity. Foreign military attaches who stay with high- ranking Indian officers and bring their families with them are taken to Nathula and other adjoining 'la's as to picnic resorts. Considering that the job of a military attache is to gather information about the strength, organisation, deployment, structure, and training methods, etc, of the armed forces in the country to which he is accredited, this all too eager tourist treatment the Indian officers lavish on them shows the latter's oddly poor sense of security. Indian officers even take foolish pride in the fact that the Chinese photograph them beside their foreign visitors. And the foreigners prove more resourceful than the Indian officers suspect. When correspondents of Life and Time magazines were taken there last year, there were specific instructions from New Ddhi that they were not to carry cameras with them. These they did carry, however, in their pockets, and used them freely. Only a few days ago, in spite of repeated 'no's from New Delhi a well known British journalist was taken to this point. The Chinese on the other hand conduct themselves quite differently. And they do not allow anyone, not even delegates from fraternal communist countries, to come to the point from their side.

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