Tibet: When the Gods Spoke India Tibet Relations (1947-1962) Part 3 (July 1954 - February 1957)

Volume 3 of this series “India-Tibet Relation” looks into the consequences of the Chinese presence on the Tibetan plateau. Ironically, the period 1954-1957 saw the first Chinese intrusions into Indian territory, particularly in Barahoti, a small flat grazing ground in today's Uttarakhand.
On the diplomatic front, it starts with the Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai's visit to Delhi in June 1954, followed by Jawaharlal Nehru's trip to Beijing in October; at the end of 1956. It culminates with the visit of the Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama, accompanied by Zhou, to Delhi for the 2500th anniversary of the birth of the Buddha.
We witness the slow erosion of the Tibetan control over the Land of Snow's administration and the rapid building of roads towards the Indian borders...including through the Aksai Chin of Ladakh.

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  • Subjects: India-Tibet Relation
  • Tibet: When the Gods Spoke India Tibet Relations (1947-1962) Part 3 (July 1954 - February 1957)
author details
Claude Arpi was born in 1949 in Angoulême, France. Since 1974, he is settled in South India.  He is the author of several books and more than one thousand articles on Tibet, China, India, defence and border issues and Indo-French relations.
Claude holds the Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa Chair of Excellence of the United Service Institution of India for his research on India-Tibet Relations.

His website (http://www.claudearpi.net) carries the largest number of historical documents on topics such as the Indo-China relations, the flight of the Dalai Lama in 1959 and the consequences of the 1962 Sino-Indian war for India, etc. His blog (http://claudearpi.blogspot.in) is popular with those interested in defence and international relations issues, particularly related to Tibet and China.

01 The First Incursions: the Case of Barahoti
02 The First Months after the Agreement and Zhou’s Visit to India
03 Nehru’s Important Visit to Beijing
04 Cartographical Aggression: the Implications for India
05 No Escort Anymore: the Earlier the Better
06 Winding-up is Not Easy
07 Tibet’s Slow Incorporation Starts
08 Tibet’s Assimilation Continues July – December 1955 
09 Developments in Tibet: Implications for Sikkim 
10 The Foreign Secretary in Tibet 
11 India’s Relations with Bhutan 
12 The Foreign Secretary’s Visit to Bhutan 
13 Pressure is Mounting on the Borders 
14 The Advance in the Subansiri Sector of NEFA 
15 The Uprising in Eastern Tibet 
16 The Changes in Western Tibet 
17 On the Indian Side of the Himalaya: The Situation in Tawang 
18 Kushok Bakula’s Tour in Tibet 
19 The Life of the Consul General of India in Lhasa 
20 The Preparatory Committee of the Tibetan Autonomous Region 
21 Will the Dalai Lama Visit India? 
22 In the Land of the Buddha 
23 A Milestone in the Relations Between India and Tibet? 
24 When Men Become Desperate they Consult the Gods 
25 Some Conclusions: Hoping Against Hope