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 Selected documents on Indo-China Relations
  • Major Bob Khathing — The profile of a Nationalist Manipuri Naga
    Major Bob Khathing — The profile of a Nationalist Manipuri Naga
    by Lt. Col. H. Bhuban Singh (Pritam Haoban publisher: Imphal, 1992)
    Extracts
  • The Henderson-Brooks-Bhagat Report
    Parts of the Henderson-Brooks/Bhagat Report about the 1962 Sino-Indian War have been posted by Neville Maxwell, the author of  India’s China War on his website.
    Some sections on the battle of Walong as well as annexures and maps are still missing-in-action.
  • Memorandum of Understanding on Strengthening Cooperation on Trans-border Rivers
    Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Water Resources, the Republic of India and the Ministry of Water Resources, the People’s Republic of China on Strengthening Cooperation on Trans-border Rivers
    Signed on October 23, 2013
    The Ministry of Water Resources, the Republic of India and the Ministry of Water Resources, the People’s Republic of China (hereafter referred to as the "parties")...
  • Agreements on the border (1993-2013)
    Agreement on the Maintenance of Peace and Tranquility along the Line of Actual Control in the India-China Border Areas (September 7, 1993)

    Agreement Between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Confidence-Building Measures in the Military Field Along the Line of Actual Control in the India-China Border Areas (November 29, 1996)

    Agreement between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on the Political Parameters and Guiding Principles for the Settlement of the India-China Boundary Question (April 11, 2005)

    Agreement between The Government of the Republic of India and The Government of the People’s Republic of China on the Establishment of a Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs (January 17, 2012)

    Agreement between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Border Defence Cooperation (October 23, 2013)
  • An Introduction to the Henderson Brooks Report - 2001
    Reproduced here is British author Neville Maxwell's summary of what he believes the Henderson Brooks Report contains. This article first appeared in the Economic Political Weekly.
  • Foreign Relations of the United States, the South Asia Crisis - 1971
    Foreign Relations of the United States, Volume XI, 1969-1976 Declassified US documenst on the Bangladesh War.
  • The Sino-Indian Border Dispute Section 1: 1950-59 (CIA Papers)
    The CAESAR, POLO, and ESAU Papers Cold War Era Hard Target Analysis of Soviet and Chinese Policy and Decision Making, 1953-1973
    This collection of declassified analytic monographs and reference aids, designated within the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Directorate of Intelligence (DI) as the CAESAR, ESAU, and POLO series, highlights the CIA’s efforts from the 1950s through the mid-1970s to pursue in-depth research on Soviet and Chinese internal politics and Sino-Soviet relations. The documents reflect the views of seasoned analysts who had followed closely their special areas of research and whose views were shaped in often heated debate. Continuing public interest in the series, as reflected in numerous requests through Freedom of Information and Executive Order channels, led CIA’s Office of Information Management Services (IMS) to conduct a search of Directorate of Intelligence record systems for documents in this series and then undertake a declassification review of all the documents we located. 
  • The Sino-Indian Border Dispute Section 2: 1959-61 (CIA Papers)
    The CAESAR, POLO, and ESAU Papers Cold War Era Hard Target Analysis of Soviet and Chinese Policy and Decision Making, 1953-1973.
  • The Sino-Indian Border Dispute Section 3: 1961-62 (CIA Papers)
    The CAESAR, POLO, and ESAU Papers Cold War Era Hard Target Analysis of Soviet and Chinese Policy and Decision Making, 1953-1973
  • Nehru to Gopal Singh - May 1963
    It is not clear to me what we can do about Tibet in the present circumstances... we are unable to do anything effective about it...
  • Official History of 1962 War
    Link to the Official History of the 1962 Indo-China War.
  • Foreign Relations of the United States, 1961-1963, Volume XIX: South Asia
    Overview
    The volume focuses upon the Kennedy administration's efforts to reorient U.S. policy with respect to South Asia by improving relations with India while maintaining the established alliance relationship with Pakistan. It includes documentation on the impact of the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan, the Indian invasion of Portuguese Goa, and the impact of the Pushtunistan dispute between Pakistan and Afghanistan. It documents U.S. efforts to counter Soviet influence in Afghanistan and India, as well as the attempt to take advantage of the border war between India and China that developed in 1962 in order to forge a closer relationship between the United States and India. 
  • Zhang Wenji-Parthasarathy talks (1961)
    Three conversations between Zhang Wenji, director of the Foreign Ministry’s Asian Affairs Department Number One, and Indian ambassador Parthasarathy. Addressed are the future of Sino-Indian relations, Sino-Indian border issues, and India’s focus on such issues as Bhutan, Sikkim and Pakistan.
  • Border Talks between India & China - 1960
    Notes on the five sessions of border talks between India and China in 1960.
  • On China & Tibet - April 4, 1959
    Transcript of Prime Minister’s press conference on China and Tibet held on 4 April 1959 in New Delhi.
  • Nehru-Zhou Enlai talks on Tibet - January 1957
    References on Tibet during talks between Jawaharlal Nehru and Chou En-lai in January 1957.
  • An Historical Note of the Frontier - November 1959
    An historical background of the Himalayan Frontier of India to understand the border issue.
  • Talks Mao Nehru in Beijing- October 1954
    Transcript of the talks between Mao Zedung, Zhou Enlai and Jawaharlal Nehru when the Indian Prime Minister visited Beijing in October 1954.
  • Visit of Zhou Enlai to Delhi - June 1954
    Transcript of the talks between Jawaharlal Nehru and Zhou Enlai when the latter visited New Delhi.
  • The Panchsheel Agreement - April 29, 1954
    Agreement between the Republic of India and the People's Republic of China on Trade and Intercourse between Tibet Region of China and India or Pancheel Agreement
  • Message from Nehru to Zhou En-lai - September 1953
    Letter from Jawaharlal Nehru to Zhou Enlai offering negotiations on the pending issues between India and China. It will result five months later in the Panchsheel Agreement.
  • Mother India Editorial - November 25, 1950
    Interesting Editorial of Mother India on Tibet’s invasion.
  • Policy regarding China and Tibet - November 18, 1950
    On November 1950, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru drafted a long note on the Tibet policy of the Government of India. It was an indirect reply to Sardar Patel's letter on Tibet.
  • Letter from Patel to Nehru regarding Tibet - November 7, 1950
    Prophetic letter of Sardar Patel to Nehru highlighting the consequences of the invasion of Tibet for India.
  • Sardar Patel on Tibet - November 1950
    Letter from Sardar Patel to Sir Girja Shankar Bajpai about Tibet and interview in The Hindustan Times..
  • Exchange of notes on the invasion of Tibet - November 1950
    The Governments of India and China exchanged a series of notes after the Chinese invasion of Tibet.