The Indian army veteran and author of Watershed 1967: India’s forgotten victory over China, Probal DasGupta talks of the Indo-China relations, particularly the lesser known incidents of 1967. The present standoff in Ladakh has raised questions of war and has brought up the historic narrative between the two countries. today. For fifty years, the event that dominated our memories was the 1962 India-China war, which India lost. However, the present crisis has focused on India’s victory over China in 1967. Probal’s book Watershed 1967 has played a significant role in reshaping the India-China narrative. In this talk he discusses China’s motives and India’s options today, and how 1967 is relevant in the current India-China skirmishes.
About the Speaker:
Probal DasGupta is an Indian army veteran and author of Watershed 1967: India’s forgotten victory over China. Probal is a regular commentator on strategic affairs and also a business leader. He studied at Columbia University (USA), where he was a Braun-Myers Fellow and Tata Scholar and is now a guest lecturer at Columbia.