1962 WAR

  • Report on 1962 war released to rid India's induced delusion: Maxwell April 1, 2014

    Beijing: Veteran Australian journalist Neville Maxwell has said he decided to release a classified 1962 Sino-Indian war report to rid Indian opinion of the "induced delusion" that India was the "victim of an unprovoked surprise Chinese aggression". Parts of the still-classified Henderson Brooks Report (HBR), accessed by Maxwell, have found serious...
  • Why Brooks report on political mishandling of defence during China war matters today March 18, 2014

    In the five decades since the 1962 war with China and its aftermath, the report of the Brooks-Bhagat committee, which criticised the defence and intelligence establishment's handling of the border dispute, has become a red-taped, quasi-mythical object of tremendous political import. Any discussion about it is inevitably connected to the...
  • 1962 war report irrelevant, says Congress after row over Nehru's role March 18, 2014

    A large section of the still classified Henderson Brooks Report which indicts former Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and top government officials for India's failure in the 1962-Sino Indian war has been made public. ...
  • 1962 Sino-Indian war: My Henderson Brooks Albatross March 18, 2014

    Those who gave me access to the Henderson Brooks Report when I was researching my study of the Sino-Indian border dispute laid down no conditions as to how I should use it. That they would remain anonymous went without saying, an implicit condition I will always observe, otherwise how the...
  • Report blaming Nehru for India's defeat in 1962 war made public March 18, 2014

    New Delhi: A large section of the still classified Henderson Brooks Report which indicts former Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and top government officials for India's failure in the 1962-Sino Indian war has been made public. The report on the 1962 Sino-Indian War has been uploaded on the internet by...
  • 1962 war veterans unsurprised by Chinese incursions April 28, 2013

    Ladakh: As China remains inside the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control, CNNIBN tracked down the brave scouts who stood face to face with the Chinese platoon in the 1962 war. Many from Leh fought the Chinese in the 1962 war and many were taken prisoners of war...
  • Forgotten heroes of 1962 war demand justice from a apathetic govt December 14, 2012

    CNNIBN has launched a campaign to recognise the efforts of the forgotten heroes of the 1962 SinoIndian war. All they want is a memorial and more importantly, some respect. It was our point of debate on 'India at 9' on Thursday night. ...
  • Heroes of Rezang La honoured by CNNIBN December 13, 2012

    The heroes of Rezang La got a standing ovation for their bravery and sacrifice when honoured by CNNIBN. ...
  • Chinese daily blames India for 1962 war December 13, 2012

    Beijing: China was "forced into a counterattack" in the 1962 war with India, said a staterun Chinese daily, blaming New Delhi for initiating "a forward policy of sending troops and border patrols into disputed areas". An opinion piece Thursday in the Global Times titled "India still conserves frontier mentality over 1962...
  • 30 Minutes: 1962, lest we forget October 20, 2012

    October 20 marks 50 years since the 1962 conflict with China. The 1962 SinoIndian conflict claimed the lives of 5,000 Indian soldiers. For the first time, an Indian Defence Minister along with the top military brass of the country paid homage to the martyrs. Defence Minister AK Antony and the three service...
  • Over 80 pc Chinese have no knowledge of 1962 war October 20, 2012

    Beijing: More than 80 per cent of the Chinese population have no knowledge of the 1962 war with India and want the two neighbours to walk out of the shadow of conflict, a survey by staterun media said. Only about 15 per cent of the respondents knew about the 1962...
  • Soldiers who died in 1962 war honoured for the first time October 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The country on Saturday paid homage to the soldiers who fought the 1962 IndoChina war. And for the first time, Defence Minister AK Antony along with the top military brass of the country paid homage to those who died fighting in the war. Antony and the three service...
  • IAF should've been offensive: Air Chief on 1962 IndoChina war October 6, 2012

    On the 50th anniversary of India's defeat against China in the 1962 war, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne hinted that the outcome of the war would have been different had the Air Force been allowed to play a more offensive role. Speaking to CNNIBN, Browne said, "You all know what happened...
  • Devil's Advocate: India doesn't have China complex: NSA September 20, 2009

    Karan Thapar talks to National Security Advisor M K Narayanan on Indias relationship with two important neighbours: China and Pakistan. Karan Thapar: Lets start with China first; in recent weeks there is a widespread perception that Chinese incursions across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) have increased and many people say...
  • Sam Manekshaw recounts his best war memories June 27, 2008

    New Delhi: Field Marshal Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw will be remembered as one of the finest military brains India ever produced. Here's Sam Bahadur recounting his best war memories. This is an excerpt from a documentary prepared by the UNassisted Parzor Foundation. On the Second World War Japanese thrashed the life...