1st Edition

Cold War in the High Himalayas
The USA, China and South Asia in the 1950s

ISBN 9781138878891
Published April 16, 2019 by Routledge
286 Pages

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Book Description

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.


Table of Contents

Introduction , CHAPTER 1 The Early Treaties, CHAPTER 2 Histrionics in the High Himalayas, CHAPTER 3 The Kashmir Fallout, CHAPTER 4 Covert Collaboration in Diplomacy and War, CHAPTER 5 War Clouds Gather, CHAPTER 6 The Denouement, CHAPTER 7 Epilogue

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S Mahmud Ali, S Ali


'A notable effort to untangle a subject long neglected' - A. Tom Grunfeld, Asian Affairs