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Forty Years of Folly: What Caused the Sino-Indian Border War and Why the Dispute is Unresolved

Maxwell, Neville


Indians' mistaken belief that the border dispute and 1962 conflict with China were caused by China's aggression make Sino-Indian rapprochement unattainable, with ill consequences for world peace. But it was the Nehru government's refusal to negotiate that turned a readily resolvable boundary problem into an intractable dispute. Instead the government attempted to impose on China alignments unilaterally selected by India. Upon Beijing's refusal to accede to its territorial demands India began...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Critical Asian Studies
DOI: 10.1080/14672710320000061497


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