India, China, Tibet

Archive Report

Conflict Over India's Northern Border

Chinese probing Beyond Boundaries of Tibet

Prime minister Nehru's policy of holding India to a strictly neutral course in the power struggle between the free and Communist worlds was rudely shaken during the past summer by forays of Chinese military detachments across the traditional frontier between Tibet and India. Clashes with Indian patrols occurred in the vicinity of widely separated border outposts. At last accounts, Chinese forces remained in possession of an outpost at Longju in India's Northeast Frontier Agency, which they had seized on Aug. 26, and of another outpost at Khinzemane in the same general region. Chinese forces which on July 28 apprehended an Indian patrol far to the northwest in the Ladakh area of Kashmir apparently had withdrawn.

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