Chapter

Reference to London

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/9780198070689.003.0005
Reference to London

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This chapter focuses on diplomatic exchanges regarding the so-called ‘no man's land’, which refers to a barren tract between the Chinese and Indian boundaries. It presents correspondence wherein British diplomats considered the option of either claiming the land up to the existing Chinese boundary, or else provoking the Chinese to effectively occupy up to the boundary themselves. The same position is also stated in some documents that prescribe the adoption of a line. The British Government had decided that the limits of the Indus watershed should be considered as the boundary of the Kashmir territories to the north, and that the line of natural water parting from a point near the Irshad Pass on the west to the recognised Tibet frontier on the east, should be regarded as the limit of their political jurisdiction.

Keywords: British diplomats; Irshad Pass; Tibet Frontier; Indus watershed

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