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

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Making a Point

Making a Point G P D THE recognition of the Heng Samrin government in Kampuchea was the fulfilment of a promise which Indira Gandhi's Congress had made to the people in its election manifesto earlier this year. Yet the element of surprise in the decision does not disappear altogether. The surprise obviously consists in the timing of the decision. The champions of this decision cannot draw the conclusion that the sterling 'anti- imperialism' of Indira Gandhi has finally asserted itself and that India has as a consequence taken the correct course in foreign policy. Apart from everything else, this reasoning does not explain as to why the decision was not made earlier. In such matters timing is as important as the decision itself. There has to he an explanation of why Heng Samrin was recognised now.

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