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This text examines elite-insecurity perceptions in India, Pakistan and the USA in the 1950s. The book highlights the consequent linkages in alliance-building efforts and the subsequent triangular covert collaboration against Communist China, especially along Tibet's Himalayan frontiers. This secret alliance had an unexpected fall-out on the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan. Lastly the book examines the divergence of Indo-Pakistani security policies along fundamental cleavages since the 1960s.
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Dr. S. Mahmud Ali is Editor of the BBC World Service's Bengali Service.Review:
"Ali offers a through account of a little-studied but important theater of the Cold War." --"Choice"
"This is a well-written study of the Cold War as played out across the high Himalayan plateau between the United States and the Soviet Union in the 1950s and 1960s." --"Journal of Asian Studies"
"[Ali] recounts a complex story with clarity and sensitivity." --"American Historical Review"
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