India China Relations : History & Politics

Though India proclaimed independent on 15 August 1947, the interim government of undivided India formed about a year earlier, had established diplomatic relations with the major powers. When the People’s Republic of China was established after liberation, on 1st October 1949, India was second to Burma, an Asian country to recognise it on 30 December […]

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May 10, 2018

India China Relations: Contents

Contents A. FOREWORD B. REALITY OF McMAHON LINE Historical Status of Tibet Bankrupt Simla Convention : Invalid McMahon Line Two Versions of Aitchison’s Treaties Invention Of The Word ‘Suzerainty’ What did McMahon Say About His ‘Line? McMahon Line : Still-Born Nehru-McMahon Line And Caroe-McMahon Line A Classical Case Of British Incursion C. HISTORY AND POLITICS […]

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May 9, 2018

McMahon Line: Reality, Simla Convention & British Incursion

Until the mid-eighties we used to swear by that cartographical absurdity called McMahon Line. Repeatedly we would proclaim the proceedings of the 1914 Simla Convention were sacrosanct. Funny indeed both India and China, the principal contenders today, were nowhere in the picture in the Simla Convention. To say the least the Simla Convention was out […]

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May 4, 2018

Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s Note on China and Tibet 18th November 1950

Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s Note On China And Tibet Dated: 18 November 1950 (The note was obviously forwarded to Sardar Patel as it answered indirectly some of he matters raised in the Patel’s letter of 7 November 1950) The Chinese Government having replied to our last note; we have to consider what further steps we […]

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April 30, 2018

Home Minster Note to the Prime Minister New Delhi 7th November, 1950

Home Minister Vallabhbhai Patei’s Note To The Prime Minister New Delhi: 7 November 1950 My dear Jawaharlal, Ever since my return from Ahmedabad and after the Cabinet meeting the same day which I had to attend at practically 15 minutes’ notice and for which I regret I was not able to read all the papers, […]

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April 30, 2018

India China Relations: Preface

India was an independent dominion within the British Commonwealth, emerged out from British Raj under enactment of ‘Transfer of Power’ Act passed by the British Parliament and not through ‘Independence’ Act as conventional historiography sedulously spreads the myth about the factual status. The absence of the word ‘independent’ in the preamble of the Constitution is […]

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India-China Relations by Charan Shandilya-Foreword

FOREWORD In August 1997,1 visited Tibet as a member of the Uttar Pradesh delegation, first ever Indian delegation to have visited the region on invitation from Lhasa. What I saw there was in sharp contrast to the utterances of Indian media making blind use of the Tibetan stories planted by the US news agencies from […]

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April 26, 2018

India-China Relations : Historical Status of Tibet

In early 7th century, the nation-state formation process emerged by uniting all the tribes and territories of Tibet into one by a certain person Songtsen Gampo, declaring himself as the King of State. King Songtsen Gampo, the founder of the Tubo Dynasty, sent envoys to the Tang capital city of Chang’an to seek marriage relations. […]

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April 24, 2018