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West Asia-More Room for Expansion

 croser to the latter, me reasons may have to do with internal political developments in India. Since the end of the state of Emergency a year ago, the CPl(M) has made substantial political gains, particularly in the elections in West Bengal, Tripura and Assam as well as on the trade union front in many parts of the country. Evidently, it feels confident enough to do without Soviet 'recognition' if necessary, especially as Soviet support is far from being an unmixed political blessing just now, thanks to the Soviet Union's unstinted support to the corrupt and authoritarian Indira Gandhi regime. On the other hand, because of growing popular awareness of China's achievements in removing poverty, spreading literacy, eradicating mass unemployment, etc

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