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India and China: 50 years after 1962

The India-China War of 1962 is one of the defining events in independent India’s history. Although a brief and localised affair restricted to the border areas, defeat in the war raised Indian awareness about the imperatives of safeguarding national security based on a correct understanding of international politics. It is as a part of the consequent national effort to spread awareness and generate debate about national security and international affairs that the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) was established in November 1965 as an autonomous society. Since then, IDSA has been at the forefront of the Indian debate on all issues pertaining to national security including the India-China security dynamic. Over these years, IDSA’s publications—its journals, books, and in recent years the website—have been serving as a forum for expert analyses on the India-China War itself, the border dispute, the security dynamic in India-China relations and the trajectory of India-China relations. As we approach the 50th anniversary of the start of the India-China War of 1962, we present here a select list of books, articles, issue briefs and commentaries that have been published by the IDSA over the last 40-plus years.

S. Kalyanaraman
Research Fellow & Editor, IDSA Website

JOURNAL OF DEFENCE STUDIES: 1962 A RETROSPECTIVE
 
 
THE INDIA-CHINA WAR OF 1962
 
 
THE INDIA-CHINA BORDER DISPUTE
 
 
THE INDIA-CHINA SECURITY DYNAMIC
 
 
INDIA-CHINA RELATIONS