A difference of 58 years separates the 1962 Sino-India border war and the developments playing out between India and China in the Himalayas currently.
However, this bonhomie did not stop the Chinese from invading India in October 1962.
The Indian security official explained that the change of the status of Jammu & Kashmir had irked the Chinese.
In 1962, Nehru did not try to cover up the Chinese betrayal.
On October 26, 1962, Nehru accepted a young Vajpayee’s demand and called a Parliament session on November 8.