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Thursday, February 25, 2021

1962 India China War


Explained: Why does the Kailash Range matter?

February 22, 2021 12:55 pm

The Kailash Range was the theatre of conflict during the 1962 Chinese offensive, with key battles at Rezang La and Gurung Hill. In 2020, Indian troops secured Kailash Ridge in an operation that took the Chinese by surprise. A look at the strategic importance of the mountain range, and the lessons learnt.

Explained: How Atal Bihari Vajpayee took on the Jawaharlal Nehru govt over the 1962 Chinese aggression

October 03, 2020 7:01 am

From Rajya Sabha’s debates archives, excerpts from some selected instances when Vajpayee asked very pointed questions on the Chinese aggression, and the manner in which the government of the day responded.

How Indo-China border dispute once split the Communist Party of India

September 13, 2020 8:07 am

The impact of the Sino-India war on CPI becomes understandable in context of the pressures that Communist ideology was facing worldwide in an era when colonial forces were being diminished.

Seema, the untold story of how Tezpur rose to defend itself from the Chinese

March 30, 2019 11:46 am

In his new film, Seema — The Untold Story, National Award-winning filmmaker Hiren Bora pays a tribute to his hometown Tezpur, by evoking a pivotal moment in the town’s history: when it was almost taken over by China in 1962

Out of my mind: Will it be war?

July 09, 2017 2:42 am

What happened then in the Fifties, and up to 1962 is well known. Despite the bravery of the Indian soldier who fought, though badly equipped, India was humiliated.

Chinese expert: 'China will have to take military way if India doesn't listen'

July 04, 2017 7:27 pm

Since the standoff on June 6, when the People's Liberation Army (PLA) destroyed bunkers of the India Army claiming the area belonged to China, Chinese media have carried several pieces warning India for escalating border tension and "reminding" the Indian Army about the 1962 war.

Sikkim standoff: Arun Jaitley hits back at China, says India of 2017 different from 1962

June 30, 2017 10:16 pm

In an oblique reference to the 1962 war, China had warned India that it should learn from "historical lessons" and asked India to withdraw its troops from the Donglong area as a prerequisite for "meaningful dialogue" to resolve the boundary issue.

National Interest: Who’s afraid of Neville Maxwell?

March 22, 2014 10:24 am

Let’s be grateful to that 88-year-old relentless journalist and scholar for the partial release of the Henderson-Brooks report.

The Henderson Brooks morality play

March 20, 2014 3:53 pm

It’s nice to finally have the report. But let’s not swallow it uncritically.


Army Day 2020: Rare photos of Indian soldiers during Indo-Pak, Sino-Indian wars

January 15, 2020 10:41 am

India is celebrating the 72nd Army Day today in honour of the soldiers who serve the country selflessly and risk their lives to safeguard the borders.