A failure ordained

Print edition : October 30, 2015

Jawaharlal Nehru with Zhou Enlai in Beijing in October 1954. This was the “Hindi-Chini bhai bhai” period. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Indian and Chinese Army personnel at a ceremonial Border Personnel Meeting on the occasion of Chinese National Day, on October 2, in Arunachal Pradesh. Photo: PTI

In 1960, India lost a chance to settle the border disagreement with China. China’s position has since hardened, and the concessions that Zhou Enlai was willing to make then are off the negotiating table now.
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