1962, India-China War Memories in Photos

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Two children from the Indian border region of Ladakh carry signs pledging their allegiance to India and Prime Minister Nehru during the 1962 border war with China.


Members of the Indian home guard training in Tezpur, in northeastern India, during border clashes with China on Nov. 15, 1962.


Female members of the Indian home guard training in Tezpur, India, during border clashes with China on Nov. 15, 1962


Women trainees holding rifles, during the conflict with China, 1962.


Refugees in Tezpur, India, during border clashes with China on Nov. 22, 1962.
 

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Some of the wives and families of soldiers of the Assam Rifles during border clashes with China at Tezpau, India on Nov. 25, 1962.


Refugees from Tibet, during the border war between India and China, Nov. 1962.


Refugees from Tibet, during the border war between India and China, Nov. 1962.


Refugee children from Tibet during the India-China border war, Nov. 1962.
 

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Refugees from the India-China border war trying to board a train, Nov. 1962.


Refugees during the border war between India and China, Nov. 1962.


Refugee from the India-China border war with her child, Nov. 1962.


Indian Army soldiers during the conflict between India and China, Nov. 1962.
 

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Young Indian women in military training during India-China border crisis, Nov. 1962.


Indian troops during a military training drill, 1962.


Indian troops forming a man-tow for artillery over rough mountain terrain, 1962.


Mules carrying ammunition over a mountain pass during the conflict between China and India, Nov. 1962.
 

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Gun being used by Indian troops fighting the Chinese in the mountains of Assam, India, Nov. 1962.


Indian troops trainning for the border war with China, 1962.


Mules carrying ammunition over a mountain pass during the conflict between China and India, Nov. 1962.


With hostilities between Indian-Chinese brought to a close, an Indian soldier (right foreground) appears relaxed in front of Chinese troops along the Sikkim- Tibet border. The large rock separating the soldiers apparently marks the border, 1962.


Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Defense Minister Y.B. Chavan visit troops in the trenches of The North-East Frontier Agency (NEFA), India on Dec. 9, 1962.


Tibetan orphans arrive in Pathankot, India by American military plane en route to Dharamsala where the Dalai Lama eventually took refuge, April 1963.
 

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I wish if the other forum friends may also contribute to tell the story in pictures.....
 

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Looking a bit like the start of a Formula 1 race, Indian Army Jeeps pull away from a staging area in Assam in northeast India in November 1962. The caption in the LIFE Archive reads, "Indian troops on the move towards the Northeast border to stop Red Chinese invaders."


The Sino-Indian War involved a month of heavy fighting in harsh, high-altitude conditions, with huge logistical problems. There is no definitive history of the conflict, but reportedly some 1,300 Indian troops and 700 Chinese were killed before China declared a ceasefire, having seized much of the territory it claimed in both the northeast and northwest (Ladakh.) The fighting was followed by thirty years of standoff across the border of the disputed areas. (1)
This Burrows photo, taken on another mountain road in Assam, is certainly a contender for the most high hood Jeeps ever seen in one picture, although there are also some other small 4x4 vehicles and a few trucks visible.
 

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INDIA - NOVEMBER 01: Refugees during the border war between India and China. (Photo by Larry Burrows/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)


INDIA - NOVEMBER 01: Refugees during the border war between India and China. (Photo by Larry Burrows/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)


(Photo by Larry Burrows/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

 

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