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Self Deception : India's China Policies Origins, Premises, Lessons

Arun Shourie

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ISBN 10: 9351160939 / ISBN 13: 9789351160939
Published by HarperCollins, 2013
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A must-read for our times. A must for strengthening the country. On what assumptions was Pandit Nehru confident that China would not invade India in 1962? Why and on what basis did he scotch all warnings in Tibet and our entire border? What did he do when those assumptions proved wrong? What eventually led to the debacle of 1962? Are the same delusions and mistakes not being repeated now? Why will the consequences be any different? This is a devastating analysis and warning on Indiaís policy and approach regarding China, based on Nehruís notes to his officers, his correspondence, including letters to chief ministers and his speeches in and out of Parliament. Bookseller Inventory # 111882

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Title: Self Deception : India's China Policies ...

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Edition: 1st Edition

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Language: English
Pages: 400
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What were the premises that led Pandit Nehru to ignore all warnings, suppress all evidence and mislead himself vis-a-vis China? How did Chou En-lai fool him?

Are our policies today any different? Are China's moves and motives vis-a-vis India any different? How does China look at us?

Till just thirty years ago, China and India were at par. How wide is the chasm that has developed since? What does it portend for the future?

Has a reaction set in to China's aggressiveness? What must we do to put it to work?

Vital questions. An unnerving account by ARUN SHOURIE, one of the leading voices in our public life and discourse.




Bal chhutkyo bandhan padey ...


Wish as policy


'We may have deceived ourselves


The policy is set


Anxieties are brushed aside


A satisfying tutorial


Carried away


'Two miles this side or two miles that side'


'You didn't even know we were building a road ... '




'These are not excuses, but merely facts'


The avalanche


A roundabout thesis

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