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July 22, 2008

Why India lost the war

Thoughts on why India lost the war with China include this telling comment by then Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

"I remember many a time when our senior generals came to us, and wrote to the defence ministry saying that they wanted certain things... If we had had foresight, known exactly what would happen, we would have done something else... what India has learnt from the Chinese invasion is that in the world of today there is no place for weak nations... We have been living in an unreal world of our own creation."

They were neither the first nor the last to have made this mistake; something to keep in mind. Those were the days when mainland China was threatened with invasion from Taiwan... good times.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 22, 2008 07:21 AM