Accession Number : AD0450405


Title :   BOUNDARY CONDITIONS OF THE SINO-INDIAN CONFLICT,


Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA


Personal Author(s) : Hoeber, Francis P ; Wu, Yuan-li ; Rood, William ; Summers, Maclin ; Heckler, Ellen


Report Date : Jun 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 154


Abstract : The Sino-IKNDIAN BORDER CRISIS HAS IMMEDIATE IMPLICATIONS FOR U. S. policy because this country is committed to the defense of free India. It also has long-range implications for possible and likely actions by Communist China on many fronts. This paper makes a tentative assessment of the political and strategic motivations on both sides of the border and of the conomic capabilities of both protagonists. It is found that, in the short run, China is probably undertaking a dheap and very limited adventure in border rectification, but the action may fit a long-range pattern of much broader implications for Chinese expansionism and aggressive diplomacy, vis-a-vis the Soviet Union as well as the West. On the Indian side, it is found that, while military preparation has been devastatingly inadequate, longer-range potentials are very considerable, if they can be mobilized. (Author)


Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY , *DEFENSE SYSTEMS , CHINA , INDIA , COMMUNISM , POLITICAL SCIENCE , MILITARY STRATEGY , ECONOMICS , LOGISTICS , TRANSPORTATION , STORAGE


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