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SOVIET AID-The Right to Knowledge

bargaining for larger and larger quotas of imported cotton. The government's own response to the failure of the textile industry to expand exports has been hardly positive. And the 'eventual' nationalisation of the textile export trade, about which much has been said recently, may well prove to be a remedy worse than the disease. The textile export trade is not only a highly personalised trade, it demands a high degree of salesmanship, responsive to changing PRAY, what is the broth that is a- cooking? D P Dhar's fishing trip to Moscow has been followed by Subra- maniam's. In these days of gushing co-existence, when the Russians bale out the Republican administration by buying millions and millions of bushels of wheat and the Boeing Company hugs gratefully at the Chinese order of $ 150 million worth of planes, Indian ministers should feel free to come and go, Moscow, Bonn or Tokyo. But the public have a right to know what is the spin-off of all this. The Soviet authorities are known to be hard bargainers in matters concerning trade. With our deteriorating political relations with the USA

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