"India Cheena Bhai Bhai". This slogan was the result of an agreement for mutual co-operation signed between India and China. Who were the respective Prime Ministers then. Do think this had any positive impact on the relationship between these two countries?
So, Mao' as a leader, needed an answer to "see thru rough times" and what does it better than a war & a victory? General Lin Biao- using personal ties to Mao & seeking to establish more clout over his role in the CPC decision making process- started a war w/ India.
Pls. bear in mind this war was NOT supported or planned by people who coined it from China's side- Zhou En Lai & Nehru. CPC shotcallers like the ones in the Deng Xiaoping camp- supported it. People in Biao camp- didn't.
They saw India as a vulnera ...more