As there is now a considerable upsurge of interest in the true details of wars, skirmishes, and battles fought by Indian troops since Independence this book present the most reliable source of information the Sino-Indian war of 1962.
This book provides an accurate and comprehensive account of the 1962 Sino-Indian Conflict.
Based almost exclusively on information available from Indian sources, the book is a damning account of the ineptitude of top Indian political leadership in strategic matters. India, facing all the disadvantages of terrain, chosen to pursue a 'Forward Policy' of establishing indefensible flag posts that could only be supplied by air, against a world-class PLA land army that held the advantage of a well-connected road network throughout some of the most inhospitable terrain in the world.
India's China War provides a detailed account of the events surrounding the dispute and remains to date probably the best reference text available as there's not too much published and easily available on this war. The detail of Maxwell's research and his use of confidential documents that he obtained from Indian source to substantiate details is impressive. His account of th day-to-day moves by the Indian military leading up to the futile attack on the Chinese in the Dhola Strip area is a classic in historical suspense.
Author: Neville Maxwell
ISBN: 81 85019 67 3
Features: HB, Map