WASHINGTON: Former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had sought American assistance and wrote to the then US President John F Kennedy to provide India jet fighters to stem the Chinese tide of aggression during the 1962 Sino-India war, according to a new book.
The main objective of Mao Zedong, the founding father of the People's Republic of China, to attack India in 1962 was to "humiliate" Nehru who was emerging as a leader of the third world, it said.
"India's implementation of the Forward Policy served as a major provocation to China in September 1962," Bruce Riedel, a former CIA official, wrote the book titled 'JFK's Forgotten Crisis: Tibet, the CIA and the Sino-Indian War'.
As India was losing its territory to China fast and suffering heavy casualty, Nehru in a letter to Kennedy in November 1962 said India needed "air transport and jet fighters to stem the Chinese tide of aggression."
actually ....nobody stands for India.. Ind has to rise on its own ...
Ruined the country.
So, JFK did not chose to help India !
When Nehru seek assistance from US, then why he and congress didnt try to strenghten our defence since then.
Probably America was the only country who helped India at that time.
Nehru was a coward. He was a British agent and a lackey
Nehru made every effort to put down America and befriend Russia. He made no secret of the fact that he preferred Russia to America at every opportunity he got. Yet, when the stakes where down and he really needed help, who did he turn to? Russia? No, he begged America for help. What a hypocrite! The Indians today are the same - they put down America at every chance they get while in India, yet apply in droves for visas to come to America even if they have to see their souls.