Shankar / Shankar's Weekly, October 17, 1954
World leaders watch Nehru leaving for his maiden trip to Beijing in October 1954. Seen on the cartoon are US Secretary of State Dulles (with a bomb), Pakistan PM Mohammed Ali (with a knife), Churchill and Malenkov of USSR (with a frown).
(Shankar / Shankar's Weekly / October 17, 1954)

During this visit, Mao stunned Nehru by telling him that he considered the atom bomb to be a 'paper tiger'. "The atom bomb is nothing to be afraid of," Mao told Nehru; "China has many people. They cannot be bombed out of existence. If someone else can drop an atomic bomb, I can too. The death of ten or twenty million people is nothing to be afraid of."
He was willing to lose millions of his countrymen in order to emerge victorious in his struggle against the 'imperialists'.

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