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The Character of China: Nehru’s Appeasement and the New India

The Character of China: Nehru’s Appeasement and the New India

The occupation of China in the border patrolling zone of Ladakh shows the incredible character of China, the result of which the Nehru government had once seen.

After long talks, they have barely gone back from some areas, but their expressions have not diminished. After 1962, the clouds of war have remained continuously on the hills of Ladakh.

If we talk about 1962, then after the return of British power, the Indian discourse on the defense of the northern frontiers had changed radically.

Nehru had retired 50,000 soldiers and sent them home during the Kashmir War. When you have no weapons, appeasement becomes your natural policy.

The Character of China: Nehru’s Appeasement and the New India

After independence, the country was ruled by non-violent appeasements. On September 2, 1946, Viceroy Wavell appointed Nehru as a member of the Viceroy’s Council and Prime Minister.

When General Lockhart presented him a plan for the protection of the northern frontiers, Nehru hesitated, ‘Nonsense!

No security plan is needed. We are a non-violent country, we are not in danger. finish the army. Our work will be done by the police.

The British Secretary of State Cairo had assessed that the security of Tibet was of utmost importance.

It was the British policy to maintain Tibet as an autonomous buffer state and with that in mind, they signed the Tripartite Boundary Agreement of 1914 at Shimla, also known as McMahon Line.

The Character of China: Nehru’s Appeasement and the New India

Mao came to power in China in October 1949. In October 1950, China entered the war against America in Korea. Also, he already sent troops to control Tibet.

That army reached Tibet via an old undeveloped route of our Aksai Chin. We pretended not to know the route of the Chinese invasion that the world knew.

Expressing serious concern over India’s Tibet policy, Sardar Patel wrote to Nehru on November 7, 1950, ‘We have never had to worry about the Tibet border before.

For the first time, this situation is being created, when we may have to fight on two fronts. The country’s misfortune was that Sardar Patel did not live after a month.

The Character of China: Nehru’s Appeasement and the New India

Brigadier Dalvi in ​​his book Himalayan Blunder writes in his memoirs of Staff College, Wellington, ‘It was October 1950. One day suddenly General Lenten came in agitated to the lecture hall of those people and said, because of the inaction of your leaders, China has opened a big door to the north of India today.

You have no idea how much your troubles will increase. Only 12 years after that, Brigadier Dalvi became a prisoner of China in the 1962 war.

It is impossible that the photo and report of the road being built in Aksai Chin had not been sent to Nehru. But for Nehru, Aksai Chin was such a rocky area, where not even a straw of grass grows.

Our Air Force was so capable that China had to stop the work of that road being built. But that road was allowed to be built. Because Nehru was daydreaming like ‘Asia for Asians’ i.e. Asia for the people of Asia by taking China along.

The road built through our area was duly inaugurated in 1957. As the news spread around the world, our leadership also pretended to be surprised.

The Character of China: Nehru’s Appeasement and the New India

During the Cold War, the world was divided into two camps.

Pakistan joined the American pact Santo sito and the supply of arms to it also started. We were in dreams.

On his retirement, General Thimayya said to the soldiers with great dismay, ‘Am I not leaving you just to die?’ And Nehru was those abstract ideas like ‘Asia for the Asians’ leaving national security on the margins and chasing the deer merriment of world peace.

After the horrific defeat of 1962, we were left alone. The reality of non-alignment came to the fore. The Dalai Lama writes in his book Freedom in Exile, ‘After 1962, Nehru himself admitted to him that ‘I dreamed of an independent Asia.

We were living in a world of fools. The partition of India, the partition of Kashmir, the Tibet problem – all these were the result of the policy of appeasement.

The Character of China: Nehru’s Appeasement and the New India

The conditions of war on the northern border with China would not have arisen if the goal of national interest had been given priority while balancing the former British Tibet policies and the ground power-power equations of the Cold War era.

It was unimaginable to take the strategic initiative under control by simultaneously climbing 30 peaks of the Kailash range on the night of 29/30 August by the Indian Army, who had taken a new avatar after the martyrdom of Galvan.

However, military commander-level talks have failed. China is increasing tremendous air support, missiles, rocket units, tanks with an additional 50,000 troops in the Pangang and Spangur Lake areas.

There is sure to be a big reaction from India on the Chinese retraction. There are still solutions for Gogra, Depsang, but now there is no policy break in Aksai Chin’s Indian campaign, that is certain.

This new India has gone a long way by defying Nehru’s appeasement insistence.

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AUTHORNishant Chandravanshi

Nishant Chandravanshi is the founder of The Magadha Times & Chandravanshi. Nishant Chandravanshi is Youtuber, Social Activist & Political Commentator.

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