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India–China Boundary Problem 1846–1947$
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A.G. Noorani

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780198070689

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070689.001.0001

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15 August 1947

15 August 1947

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(p.210) 11 15 August 1947
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India–China Boundary Problem 1846–1947
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A.G. Noorani

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070689.003.0011

This chapter reviews the status of India's boundaries as of 15 August 1947. It also considers propositions, based on the history of boundary-making, that are of direct relevance to the policies pursued by India and China after 1947. It discusses the Ladakh–Tibet Treaty of 1842; the undefined Karakoram and the Kuen Lun boundary; the northern and eastern boundary of Kashmir that was not only undemarcated on the ground but also undefined by a formal treaty or even an informal understanding; and China's refusal to occupy an area that would create a buffer between India and expansionist Russia.

Keywords:   India, Kashmir, Ladakh-Tibet Treaty, Karakoram, Kuen Lun, territory

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