Himalayan Blunder was an extremely controversial war memoir penned by Brindier John Dalvi.
According to Brg John Dalvi, the Indian Army lacked leadership, equipment for mountain warfare, weaponry, and basic essentials like warm clothing, snow boots, and glasses. Brigadier John Dalvi lavishes praise on his brigade’s courage, bravery, and grit in face of superior opposition (Mainland China).
Despite gaining territory, the Mainland China’s army declared a unilateral ceasefire, while still maintaining the status quo. Brigadier John Dalvi was taken as prisoner of war along with the soldiers of his brigade for six months. He was release after six months. John Dalvi also records how China had conscientious planned the attack while officially it maintained a different posture.
WHY DID THIS HAPPEN?
Despite Nehru’s overtures of friendship towards China, the relationship deteriorated to the point of a war with that country in 1962.
All things considered, Nehru was too sensitive about Chinese concerns that India may be siding with the West.
INDIA’S MISTAKE IN 2003
In the first-ever joint declaration of Principles of Relations and Comprehensive Cooperation signed by Prime Minister Atal BihariVajpayee and his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao, India recognised that the Tibetan Autonomous Region is part of the territory of the People”s Republic of China.
THE MODERN ERA (INDIA UNDER MODI)
Appeasement of China reached new heights in this era before the Galwan valley face off
Even though China kept supporting Pakistan based terrorists against India at UN, India tried to pacific China through informal talks
China took the Kashmir issue at UNSC multiple times at the behest of Pakistan but India didn’t say a word about Hong Kong
U.S and Australia openly blamed China of mishandling Coronavirus but India stayed silent
Only after the barbaric attack on Indian soldiers by the Chinese solders did India realise that appeasement will simply not work with China
India must take sides and move away from the year old non-aligned status
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