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

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BANGKOK-Old Forces in New Garb

October 19, 1974 goals of India's foreign policy. in those flays realism meant pursuing national goals relentlessly against the onslaught of imperialism. Now the new term 'pragmatism' means compromising national goals to please the superpowers. Non-alignment today means bi- alignment. The world has not changed. We have. Menon was a misfit in the present-day politics of our country. It is indeed ironical that Menon should have died right when we are getting ready to receive Kissinger and to tell him (as though he does not know) that we have no quarrels with the United States. Exit Menon, enter Kissinger. Nothing could have ushered us better into the world of, to use Indira Gandhi's words, extinct volcanoes.

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