Did you know India defeated China in a 1967 war?

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We all have heard about the 1962 war when China infiltrated India in Arunachal and Ladhak. And tales of how India messed up unable to co-ordinate the armed forces, not using its superior air power etc. But did you know in 1967 again there was Chinese aggression and infiltration into the kingdom of Sikkim, to capture it? And India defeated China badly that Sikkim became an Indian state, and China only kept protesting after that.



The Cho La incident (1 – 10 October 1967) was a military conflict between India and China in the Himalayan Kingdom of Sikkim, then an Indian protectorate. The Chinese People's Liberation Army infiltrated Sikkim on 1 October 1967, but was repulsed by the Indian Army by 10 October. During the Cho La and Nathu La incidents, Indian losses were 88 killed in action and 163 wounded, while Chinese casualties were 340 killed in action and 450 wounded. The end of the battle saw the Chinese troops retreating from Sikkim after being defeated by Indian troops. 

Sikkim became an Indian state in 1975, which was not recognized by China. In 2003, China recognized Sikkim as an Indian state, on condition that India accept that the Tibet Autonomous Region was a part of China, even though India had already done so back in 1953. This mutual agreement led to a thaw in Sino-Indian relations.


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