Krishna Menon has returned from China. Has he brought Mao or Zhou?
(Shankar / Shankar's Weekly / May 29, 1955)
Krishna Menon, Nehru's Special Envoy visited China after the Afro-Asian Conference held in Bandung (April 1955). This was the height of the 'Hindi-Chini Bhai Bhai' love affair between Delhi and Beijing. The Western powers, particularly the US President Eisenhower and the British Prime Minister Anthony Eden (watching from behind the curtain) suspected India’s non-alignment to be 'aligned' to Communist China.