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Suez 1956The Crisis and its Consequences$
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Wm. Roger Louis and Roger Owen

Print publication date: 1991

Print ISBN-13: 9780198202417

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202417.001.0001

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India, the Crisis, and the Non-Aligned Nations

India, the Crisis, and the Non-Aligned Nations

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(p.173) 9 India, the Crisis, and the Non-Aligned Nations
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Suez 1956
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Sarvepalli Gopal

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202417.003.0010

This chapter relates that Jawaharlal Nehru of India met Nasser in Yugoslavia shortly before the latter's nationalization of the Suez Canal Company. Nehru did not have a high regard for Nasser's intellect. He did not deny Egypt's right to nationalize; but he regretted Nasser's method as ‘intemperate and even warmongering’. Conversely, Nehru respected Eden's achievement at the Geneva conference on Indo-China and generally regarded him as a judicious statesman. During the part of the Suez crisis up to the invasion, Nehru worked with the British to reduce tension and to find a peaceful solution, though to Eden it may have appeared as untoward interference.

Keywords:   Jawaharlal Nehru, non-aligned nations, Suez Canal Company, nationalization, Geneva conference, Suez crisis

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