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Search for a Linear Boundary

A.G. Noorani

in India–China Boundary Problem 1846–1947

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780198070689
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081202 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070689.003.0003
Search for a Linear Boundary

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This chapter details the failed efforts to define the boundary with China despite two successive boundary commissions. A boundary consciousness never receded from the minds of the authorities in London, Calcutta, and Simla. There was also the fear of the Russian expansion. This consciousness was fed by the surveys, launched with official approval, and by the need to print official maps of the region, now that it was under British suzerainty. Relations with China, moreover, were not to be put at risk either by ignorance of the border zones or the foolhardiness of Kashmir's Maharaja. Security problems also pressed themselves for decision.

Keywords: India; Russia; boundary commission; London; Calcutta; Simla; British suzerainty

Chapter.  4968 words.  Illustrated.

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