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Cold War in the High Himalayas

The USA, China and South Asia in the 1950s

By S Mahmud Ali, S. Mahmud Ali

Routledge – 1999 – 286 pages

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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.

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

Name: Cold War in the High Himalayas: The USA, China and South Asia in the 1950s (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By S Mahmud Ali, S. Mahmud Ali. 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...
Categories: Chinese Studies, South Asian Studies, Asian Politics, Asian History, Chinese History, Chinese Politics, Asian Studies