The Sino-India War (1962) – Report by Gerard H Corr (16.6.2019)

The roots of this conflict start with the CIA Operation in Tibet during the 1950s – which included the 14th Dalai Lama authorizing an armed uprising in 1959. When the CIA and their small number of Tibetan collaborators were defeated – India immediately gave protection and assistance to these fleeing criminals. In reality the Indians had been militarily building their forces for offensive action since June, with the violent part of the conflict lasting one month and one day – starting on October 20th with China calling a ceasefire on November 21st, 1962. The Indian Army was smashed with the PLA achieving ALL objectives and in a position to initiate a regime change in the country – but Mao Zedong called upon the PLA to retreat back to the previous borders. Modern (Chinese language) casualty lists suggest that India lost 4,383 people killed and 1047 wounded, whilst China lost 722 killed, and 697 wounded. Adding even more stupidity to this affair the Indian leaders gave-in to Western pressure to ‘declare victory’. When informed of this, a relaxing Mao Zedong puffed on his cigarette and smiled…