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

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COLOMBO- Variations on the Same Theme

its national interests and using international proletarianism to its advantage in the old Soviet way so that it becomes strong enough to bargain with the two super powers. Till then, its adherents in the third world may jubilate over the recent Chinese H-bomb explosion as the friends of the Soviet Union did in the past over such Soviet explosions. The Nixon-Brezhnev summit and the COLOMBO agreements following it and the growing contacts between the US and China may mean that very hard homework might be m store for the Indian left, since looking beyond the borders for guidance will only cloud their understanding of Indian conditions and obviate the need to re-interpret some of the basic tenets of scientific socialism in the seventh decade of the twentieth century.

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