India and Pakistan were among the first countries to recognize the People's Republic of China and break. diplomatic ties with the Republic of- China. Sino-Pakistan ties gained particular momentum after the 1962 Sino-Indian war, when China and Pakistan signed a boundary agreement recognizing Chinese control over portions of the disputed Kashmir territory. There had been series of violent border incidents after the 1959 Tibetan uprising, where India had granted asylum to Dalai Lama. In response to Chinese incursions, India initiated a Forwar4 Policy in which it placed outposts along with border, including several north of the McMahon Line, the eastern portion of a Line of Actual Control proclaimed by Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai in 1959.
The two South Asian nations fully comprehended what p1ade the United States tick during the Cold War years. Then, the containment of global communism through alliance formation drove the engines of US foreign policy. Pakistan jumped on the US bandwagon by becoming a member of two such alliances in Asia - the Central Treaty Organization (CENTO) and the Southeast Asian Treaty Organization (SEATO). India opted for the Nonalignment Movement, and used it to disparage those military alliances, and Pakistan's membership in them. This book will outline the issues of India, Pakistan and China that have increased the tension and proliferation of nuclear weapons, security policy of the South-east Asian continent: conflict, border issues, war, territory, religious diversity, economic conditions, Indian leadership, Chin leadership, Pakistani leadership and the nuclear issue and economic .crises with reference to USA and Russia.
Author: Col SC Narang
Features: HB, PPH