India: A Thousand Days or More

The first heavy snow of winter fell along India's disputed Himalayan frontier with Red China last week—and with it came a rain of mortar and machine-gun fire. In a two-pronged attack, thousands of Chinese troops overwhelmed precarious Indian outposts both in Ladakh and 900 miles away in the North East Frontier Agency. Indian troops retreated to better defense positions, though at least one frontier station fought to the last round before it fell. Flying without fighter support, lumbering Indian transports ran into a hail of Chinese antiaircraft fire as they tried to resupply remote border outposts. An Indian helicopter...

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