Great Game East: India, China, and the Struggle for Asia’s Most Volatile Frontier

Great Game East: India, China, and the Struggle for Asia’s Most Volatile Frontier

Bertil Lintner


Since the Nineteen Fifties, China and India were locked in a enormous conflict for geopolitical supremacy. chinese language curiosity within the ethnic insurgencies in northeastern India, the nonetheless unresolved factor of the McMahon Line, the border verified by way of the British imperial govt, and festival for strategic entry to the Indian Ocean have given upward push to stressful gamesmanship, political intrigue, and contention among the 2 Asian giants. Former Far jap monetary Review correspondent Bertil Lintner has drawn from his vast own interviews with insurgency leaders and civilians in distant tribal components in northeastern India, newly declassified intelligence reviews, and his a long time of firsthand event in Asia to chronicle this ongoing fight. His historical past of the “Great video game East” is the 1st major account of a local clash which has resulted in open conflict on a number of events, such a lot particularly the Sino-India border conflict of 1962, and may have a massive impression on international affairs within the a long time ahead.

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