ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Overcoming Nationalist Myopia

The Sino-Indian Border Dispute

The nationalist elite has projected India's defeat in the Sino-Indian war of 1962 as the country being a victim of Chinese aggression. Nationalist hysteria that preceded and followed the war did not allow a dispassionate refl ection on India's stand on the border dispute. It is only recently that people have started listening to the other side of the story. Stressing the need to continue a dialogue, this essay argues that only a give-and-take policy will put an end to the vexed dispute between India and China.

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