Cold War in the High Himalayas
The USA, China and South Asia in the 1950s
Published August 25th 1999 by Routledge – 286 pages
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.
'A notable effort to untangle a subject long neglected' - A. Tom Grunfeld, Asian Affairs