China’s India War: Collision Course on the Roof of the World

1 Dec. at 11:41 am
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cordially invite you to the launch of

China’s India War:
Collision Course on the Roof of the World
Bertil Lintner

on Wednesday, December 6, 2017
at 5:30 pm

Seminar Room, Nehru Memorial Museum & Library,
Teen Murti Bhawan, New Delhi

Book unveiling will be followed by a Panel Discussion

Distinguished Panelists:

Gen J.J. Singh
Former Chief, Indian Army

Lt. Gen S.L. Narasimhan
Member, National Security Advisory Board

Nitin A. Gokhale
National Security Analyst

Sujit Dutta
Professor, Jamia Milia Islamia, Delhi

Shri Shakti Sinha, Director, NMML will moderator the session

Kindly join us for high tea 5:00 pm onwards

RSVP: or

About the Book

The Sino-Indian War of 1962 delivered a crushing defeat to India: not only did the country suffer a loss of lives and a heavy blow to its pride, the world began to see India as the provocateur of the war, with China ‘merely defending’ its territory. This perception that China was largely the innocent victim of Nehru’s hostile policies was put forth by journalist Neville Maxwell in his book India’s China War, which found readers in many opinion makers, including Henry Kissinger and Richard Nixon.
For far too long, Maxwell’s narrative, which sees India as the aggressor and China as the victim, has held court. Nearly 50 years after Maxwell’s book, Bertil Lintner’s China’s India War puts the ‘border dispute’ into its rightful perspective. Lintner argues that China began planning the war as early as 1959 and proposes that it was merely a small move in the larger strategic game that China was playing to become a world player—one that it continues to play even today.

About the Author

Bertil Lintner is a former correspondent with the Far Eastern Economic Review, Hong Kong, the Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet, and Jane’s Information Group in the UK. He is currently with Asia Times Online and Asia Pacific Media Services. Lintner has written 17 books on Asian politics and history, including Outrage: Burma’s Struggle for Democracy; Land of Jade: A Journey from India through Northern Burma to China; Blood Brothers: Crime, Business and Politics in Asia; Great Leader, Dear Leader: Demystifying North Korea
Under the Kim Clan; Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma’s Struggle for Democracy; World.Wide.Web: Chinese Migration in the 21st Century; and Great Game East: India, China and the Struggle for Asia’s Most Volatile Frontier.

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