Accession Number:

ADA589875

Title:

Sino-Indian War 1962 -- Where do India and China Stand Today?

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-06-14

Pagination or Media Count:

82.0

Abstract:

The Sino-Indian relationship has become increasingly complex. Both countries view each other within an extremely sophisticated framework of cooperation and antagonism. Cooperation can be seen in a number of areas including trade, government-to-government relations, and military relations. At the same time, however, ongoing and unresolved problems continue to plague the relationship. Chinese and Indian aspirations to become first regional and then global powers have serious repercussions for peace and prosperity in Asia. China, a member of the permanent five of the United Nations Security Council, gives the impression that it is interested in having a more powerful role on the global stage. India, a major contributor of military forces to the United Nations, but not a member of the Security Council, perceives this to be threatening. In the context of present developments in the region, it is important to critically review this situation. This study compares the pre-1962 relationship between China and India with that of today in terms of the diplomatic, informational, military, and economic instruments of national power.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Humanities and History
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE