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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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India–China Boundary Problem 1846–1947

A.G. Noorani

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on diplomatic exchanges regarding the so-called ‘no man's land’, which refers to a barren tract between the Chinese and Indian boundaries. It presents correspondence wherein British diplomats considered the option of either claiming the land up to the existing Chinese boundary, or else provoking the Chinese to effectively occupy up to the boundary themselves. The same position is also stated in some documents that prescribe the adoption of a line. The British Government had decided that the limits of the Indus watershed should be considered as the boundary of the Kashmir territories to the north, and that the line of natural water parting from a point near the Irshad Pass on the west to the recognised Tibet frontier on the east, should be regarded as the limit of their political jurisdiction.

Keywords:   British diplomats, Irshad Pass, Tibet Frontier, Indus watershed

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