ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Hidden History of the Sino-Indian Frontier-II

 Karunakar Gupta The negative role of the Historical Division of the External Affairs Ministry in keeping the Government of India and the public completely misinformed about the true history of the India-China border has been a major cause of the continued statemate over the Sino-Indian frontier. Ramsay Muir's dictum, 'bureaucracy is like fire; invaluable as a servant, ruinous when it becomes the master', is applicable to the officials of the Historical Division of the External Affairs Ministry who were able to hamstrung Nehru's original diplomacy which sought to work for a modus vivendi with China, solving the boundary problems on a compromise basis.

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