5 reasons why India lost the 1962 war with China
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The reason why India lost the 1962 war: The reason behind the defeat of India in the 1962 war was India itself. India did not use its Air Force in the war. This petty reason led to India’s defeat. The decision of the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru is still criticised widely.
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Land Forces fought the war: The one month-long war was fought only by the Indian Land Forces. The war was fought at a height of 14,000 feet. China also did not use the Navy and the Air Force.
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Army faced many problems: Though the Army reached the war site immediately after receiving orders, but they had to face a lot of problems. They not only faced problems related to ammunition and directions, but also the jawans had to pull the vehicles up to 14,000 feet.
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The then political leadership of India failed: The political leadership had ordered the Army to deploy jawans at every square kilometer of the border. Following the sudden orders, Army got to the border but they lacked the maps and the necessary weapons.
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Jawans fought in extreme cold: The jawans were fighting in extreme cold weather conditions at such a height. They faced a lot of problems doing the basic military and logistics work. They didn’t even have enough of warm clothes to wear.
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Reason of the 1962 war: The first reason was the famous Tibet Plateau. The second reason was the border dispute of the Himalayan region.
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Chinese Army launched an attack on India from Ladakh side and McMohan Line on October 20, 1962.
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The war ended when the Chinese Army declared a ceasefire exactly after a month on 20 November, and simultaneously announced its withdrawal from the disputed area.