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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 conflict with China.

During the author’s archival peregrinations at the Himalayan border, he is going into a few particularly little recognized matters, reminiscent of the checkered historical past of Tawang; the British India coverage in the direction of Tibet or even the prospect for India to militarily guard the Roof of the World.

The writer additionally seems to be into why the govt. nonetheless retains the Henderson Brooks document less than wraps and what have been Mao’s motivations for ‘teaching India a lesson’.

Throughout this sequence of essays, the thread is still 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 whole factor is in detail associated with the heritage 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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