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Sino-Indian War

Also called: India vs Aksai Chin, Arunachal Pradesh

Years: 1962-1962
Battle deaths: 2,105 [1]

Nation(s) involved and/or conflict territory [note]
China, India

Published prior to 2013 | Altered: 2016-08-10 12:12:16
The Sino-Indian war was fought in 1962 between China and India.

The following information is courtesy of the Field Marshal Military Web Project.

Introduction

On October 16, 1962, eleven years after it had invaded Tibet, the Peoples Republic of China assailed Himalayan India in a surprise attack that ended millennia of peaceful co-existence between the two Asian giants. As a result, approximately 43,000 square kilometers of Indian territory is still under occupation by the PRC.

Though an often overlooked conflict the 1962 Sino-Indian war is very significant because its historical ramifications can be strongly felt today. Not only did it alter the course of the Cold War, but became the primary cause of consternation between two of the largest countries, economies, militaries, and civilizations of the world - India and China. It is a conflict that, today, directly involves one third of humanity.

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SOURCES: FATALITY DATA

Data Sources

[1] Battle deaths: PRIO Battle Deaths Dataset v3.0 (link) (1946-88) ID: #77
Low: 2,105 High: 4,078

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NOTE ON NATION DATA

NOTE! Nation data for this war may be inconlusive or incomplete. In most cases it reflects which nations were involved with troops in this war, but in some it may instead reflect the contested territory.

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