Discussion in 'Defence & Strategic Issues' started by bhramos, Feb 21, 2011.
i have never seen this chini version on 1962 war...
The 1962 India China War [Chinese Version]
part 4 missing
The 1962 India China War [Chinese Version]
Thanks for the video. Very insteresting, I never saw it before. I believe this vedio was probably made in early 80's.
I guess it could be extremly difficult for Indian to understand these video. The basic stand point of China is that India's "Forward Policy" and aggression ignited the border war. China was forced into war but restrain herself from further conflict. Also China treated Indian POW well. India actually got many advanced weapons from US, UK and Soviet Union. China also returned captured weapon back to India after the war.
well its also difficult for me but, i can see the clips and could tell some strategies used by pla. but cant explain all, the members like you should be helpfull here..
The 1962 India China War [Chinese Version in English]
The 7th video actually called the conflict a tragedy between two old civilizations. It says India is a country also suffering from Western humiliation in last few hundred years and Chinese commander has mix feeling when defeating them.
The 8th video is about India's chaos after defeat. India prime minister was in desperate mode for help and asked US for help. But China unilaterally ceased fire and returned captured weapon to India in a good will of restore bilateral relationship. Among more than 3,000 captured POW, only 26 dead due to severe wound before returning home
The 9th video is about China's unilateral withdraw of troops. It says Chinese then prime minister Zhou enlai said India and China has 5000 years shared relationship and China has no intention to escalate the conflict with an once good neighbor. And condolence to all dead soldiers
kickoff - as you are a friendly preson from china - i would bother to ask why china , with such a huuuuge land mass , most of it questionably taken from the minorities' territories - co
could be so particular about the exaaaact drawing of the boundary with india ? china 3X size of india landmass and still wanted to be sooo particular ? and they considered that india was a friend for 5000 years ?
i find that very difficult to reason out ?
First of all, his code is Kickok, why you keep calling him Kickoff?
secondly, only because China is larger not necessary means China has to give up what should be belonged to it.
The reason is China never accept Britishâ€™s McMahon Line. Like India, China has been humiliated by British and other western countries before and China never wants to repeat that kind of disgrace again. Even itâ€™s a small terrain, it means a lot to Chinese people. If Chinese government let India take it, they are in big trouble. Itâ€™s particularly unimaginable at time when strong man Chairman Mao is alive.
It is true that China is 3 times bigger than India in terms of area mass. But most of it is mountains, desert that hard to develop agriculture industry to feed her huge population. I once heard India actually has more land than China to cultivate and we all know Indianâ€™s weather is warmer and mild.
Of course the conflict area is some roughest place on earth where no one wants to live. But given Dalai Lama just escaped and set up exile government based in India not long ago, China has good reason to worry about it. However, even Chinese won the battle; they retreat back to where they started. They actually didnâ€™t gain any land but rather â€œtaughtâ€ India a lesson for her "Forward Policy".
Utimately, as video says, China consider this conflict a tragedy between two biggest developing countries that shares similar experience in recent history. It probably explain why it has never been proudly added into text book, at least when I was a student.
The Forward Policy was undertaken when it was discovered that China had encroached in Aksai Chin and it was done to ensure that no more territory was occupied by China.
Nehru, who was basically a pacifist, was under pressure so much so that he said the incursion by China did not matter because 'not a blade of grass grew'.
This brought indignation in the Parliament and with the Indian people, wherein he adopted the Forward Policy.
The Chinese leaders did not understand this and thought that it was an aggressive move and so they started the Conflict.
India did not get any advanced weapon from the US, UK or Russia before the war. The US gave infantry weapons in the middle of the war, namely 81mm Mors, FN Rifles and radio equipment. I am not too sure what UK gave. Our defence deals with USSR was still not there. In fact, our Army was still of the WWII vintage.
I don't think China returned any weapons captured.
China, however, treated most of the prisoners well and that is an important lesson learnt for India. The PsW with China had no animus towards China and some were quite favourably inclined to China. We applied the same to Pakistani PsW in the 1971 War and treated the Pakistani PsW like VIPs to include giving the General a special Mess and free Scotch!!
I too made the mistake of calling Kickok as Kickoff. This is possibly because in Football, the start of the game is through kicking the football and that is called Kickoff.
It is a matter of debate if indeed Tibet is a part of China!
I recall similar video clips I saw abt the conflict with interviews of some veterans.
Nehru even called on Israel for mititary aid for free. But Israel insisted India must pay. So no deal.
In a democracy it's unthinkable a populist govnmt would be allowed to make any concessions as spineless KMT or CCP did before in face of dwindling Lebensraum
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