Why New Delhi wants to forget 1962?

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  1. JBH22

    JBH22 Senior Member Senior Member

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    http://www.indiandefencereview.com/IDR-Updates/Why-New-Delhi-wants-to-forget-1962.html

    I always wondered agreed Congress wants to hide such debacle to avoid any political ramifications but why wasn't the Henderson Brooks report not declassified by BJP during their tenure.

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  3. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    Right why didn't BJP do it?? May be there is some truth in Anthony's statement about the report still having some operational value.

    But if the contents of the letter are analysed, 12 squads of fighters to be manned by US and then train indian pilots, 2 squads of bombers. Did Nehru think the war would last for years or what? May be Nehru was just using the war as a pretext to get into US camp and also get some war machines, may be as aid.
     
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    warriorextreme Senior Member Senior Member

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    This war changed our military in good way..
    military size increased,military equipments started coming in and most importantly nehru woke up from sweet dreams.
     
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    JBH22 Senior Member Senior Member

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    But it shattered our post independence invincibility record and if i may so no lesson has been learned
     
  6. captonjohn

    captonjohn Regular Member

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    And gave our public and politician incurable fear from china and for whole this thing our politician were responsible.
     
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    warriorextreme Senior Member Senior Member

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    who fears china??
    in 1962 we went off killing many chinese with 1:8 power ratio..we lost only due to their greater numbers...and of course stupid politicians back then were in sleep so the whole thing happened..
    but that is why we have huge military today and trying to improve it day by so that we wont repeat same mistakes.
     
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    amitkriit Senior Member Senior Member

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    New Delhi wants to forget 1962 because the grandpa of our future king was responsible for the great debacle.
     
  9. Tshering22

    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    It is better to be defeated and be more alert and prepared next time than to live in a dreamy imaginary world of "invincibility". Think about it:

    - We thrashed Pakistan in 48

    - We thrashed Portugal in 61

    After 2 victories, I think we could easily digest a reality-loaded punch from PLA.

    We lost due to a HUGE set of factors mate:

    1- overestimating PLAAF and not using IAF to cut off supplies
    2- lack of modern automatic weaponry--we had WW2 weapons while Chinese had Soviet automated weapons
    3- Political indeciveness of Nehru and gang.


    King my ***. That Italian chihuahua is getting nowhere near the power throne. No matter what Madam Maino has in her mind. :cool:
     
  10. S.A.T.A

    S.A.T.A Senior Member Senior Member

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    There is a prevalent myth that It was Pt Nehru's pacifism that kept India unprepared and immobilized for a possible Himalayan contest with China,that the Chinese aggression was somehow a bolt from the blue for Nehru govt.India's lack of proper military preparedness for the 1962 incident was not so much due to Pt Nehru's penchant for pacifism,which was to a certain extent,but also due to his irrational fear of overt militarization.The experiences of the world war 2 and the INA somehow caused Nehru to view substantial militarization,which would have entailed recruitment and instilling martial pride,as tantamount to encouraging militant nationalism and hence Pt Nehru found ways for India to circumvent potential conflict with neighbors and eschew aggressive defense of Indian strategic frontiers.

    This was the one of the primary reasons why Nehru was happy to give away Indian territories like the island of Kacchthivu off the coast of Tamil Nadu or the Kabaw Valley of Manipur ,or try establish an utterly naive entente with a belligerent China.Pt Nehru attempted every trick in diplomacy and national policy making,often at the cost of our strategic and sovereign interests,to avoid India having to develop military muscle to defend her strategic space.
     
  11. JBH22

    JBH22 Senior Member Senior Member

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    X2 that will be the saddest day if i see that creature in the country's top job he just doesn't deserve.
     

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