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