Unlike the other Do U Knows, its perhaps not factual. Not factual???? Well thats because on the net I got to read different versions over who “attacked“. I wont pretend to be an expert on this subject. I came across this news report. And it was contrary to what I believed had happened. The essense of this post is to draw attention to that report and yes, mourn the death of soldiers.
AngelzFear max spark got it right:)
A NDTV report says
- In October 1962, 43 years ago, that a small group of jawans set out on Jawaharlal Nehru's orders to cross the river and throw out the Chinese from the towering Thagla Ridge that India claimed.
- New Delhi insisted that the MacMahon Line drawn by the British in 1914 was the Sino-Indian border in the east – a claim China rejected as a legacy forced on them by the British. But near Tawang in eastern Arunachal, India went beyond its own claim line.
- Here, India also claimed the Thagla Ridge on the Chinese side of the MacMahon Line and occupied Khinzemane, also across the MacMahon Line where the Dalai Lama entered India when he fled from Tibet in 1959.
- The last straw was when Nehru ordered the army to take up defences on the Namka Chu and then attack the Chinese on the Thagla Ridge beyond.
Does it matter who attacked whom?
Does it matter if India went beyond its own claim?
Does it matter if its China and not Pakistan?
Well I know what definitely matters, over 4000 soldiers dead and the lives of over 4000 families changed forever.
earlier Do U Knows