By Claude Arpi

Fifty years in the past, India went via a sad occasion which has remained a deep scar within the country’s psyche: a border struggle with China.

During the author’s archival peregrinations at the Himalayan border, he is going into a few quite little recognized concerns, akin to the checkered background of Tawang; the British India coverage in the direction of Tibet or even the prospect for India to militarily shield the Roof of the World.

The writer additionally appears into why the govt nonetheless retains the Henderson Brooks record lower than wraps and what have been Mao’s motivations for ‘teaching India a lesson’.

Throughout this sequence of essays, the thread continues to be the Tibet-India frontier within the North-East and the Indo-Chinese conflict.

The extra one digs into this question, the extra one discovers that the complete factor is in detail associated with the historical past of contemporary Tibet; rather the prestige of the Roof of the area as a de facto self sustaining nation.

British India had a Tibet coverage, self reliant India, did not.

This ended in the unlucky occasions of 1962.

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