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Sino-Indian War: Border Clash: October-November 1962

Sino-Indian War: Border Clash: October-November 1962 (Paperback)

By Van Tonder, Gerry

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For a hundred years, British and Chinese territorial claims in the Himalayas conflicted, with Indian historians claiming that the region was the fountainhead of Hindu civilization. In the halcyon days of the Raj, London saw Afghanistan and Tibet as buffers against Russian and Chi...nese imperialism. In 1913, an ephemeral agreement between Britain, Tibet and China was signed, recognizing the McMahon Line as the border of the disputed territory. China, however, failed to ratify the agreement, while India protested against a loss of historical land. After the Second World War, India became independent of Britain and Chinese Communists proclaimed a peopleis republic. Despite cordial overtures from Indian Prime Minister Nehru, in late 1950 the Chinese Peopleis Liberation Army (PLA) invaded Tibet. In the ensuing twelve years, Indian diplomacy and Chinese icartographic aggressioni were punctuated by border incidents, particularly in 1953 when armed clashes precipitated a significant increase in the disposition of troops by both sides. In the spring of 1962, Indian forces flooded into the Ladakh region of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, to check the Chinese. In a spiralling game of brinkmanship, in September, ground forces were strategically deployed and redeployed. On 10 October, thirty-three Chinese died in a firefight near Dhola.i Embittered by Moscowis support of India against a sister communist state, and in a bid to clip Nehruis belligerent wings, on 20 October, the PLA launched a two-pronged attack against Indian positions.
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ISBN 9781526728371
Released NZ 19 Nov 2018
Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Format Paperback
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Series Cold War 1945-1991
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ISBN-13 9781526728371
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Imprint Pen & Sword Military
Released 19 Nov 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Van Tonder, Gerry
Series Cold War 1945-1991
Category World History: Postwar, From C 1945 -
Asian / Middle Eastern History
Military History
Marxism & Communism
International Relations
Battles & Campaigns
Political Geography
Number of Pages 136
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 951.056
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Sino-Indian Border Dispute, 1957
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text General/trade