India's China Policy

India's China Policy

India's China Policy

India's China Policy

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This short survey of recent India-China relations has been written more for the general reader than for the select band of scholars and administrators. I have, therefore, deliberately refrained from burdening the book with too many details and footnotes, and have attempted to state the essential facts and the conclusions emerging from them within as short a compass as possible.

"The key to Sino-Indian relations lies hidden in the soil of Tibet. It is on the rocks of the Roof of the World that our friendship with China will flourish or founder." This is what I stated some years ago in the course of a Jadavpur University Extension Lecture. Strangely enough, this obvious proposition was then greeted with derision in certain political and intellectual circles in Calcutta. Subsequent events have, however, confirmed the validity of this view. Tibet may or may not be the "roof of the world," but it is certainly the roof of India. Any strong expansionist power, entrenched in Tibet, holds in its hands a loaded pistol pointed at the heart of . . .

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