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

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

By van Tonder, Gerry

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 peoples republic. Despite cordial overtures from Indian Prime Minister Nehru, in late 1950 the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) invaded Tibet. In the ensuing twelve years, Indian diplomacy and Chinese cartographic aggression 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.Embittered by Moscows support of India against a sister communist state, and in a bid to clip Nehrus belligerent wings, on 20 October, the PLA launched a two-pronged attack against Indian positions.
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ISBN 9781526728388
Published 31 Jan 2020
Publisher Pen & Sword Books
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Series Cold War 1945-1991

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ISBN-13 9781526728388
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Pen & Sword Books
Imprint Pen & Sword Military
Released 31 Jan 2020
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
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
Civil War
Battles & Campaigns
Political Geography
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 951.056
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade