McMahon Line

Related Overviews


'McMahon Line' can also refer to...


More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • World History
  • Contemporary History (Post 1945)


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

A boundary line dividing Tibet and India. It was marked out by the British representatives led by Sir Henry McMahon at the Simla Conference (1914) between Britain, Tibet, and China. The Chinese government refused to ratify the agreement, and after the reassertion of control by China over Tibet in 1951 boundary disputes arose between India and China culminating in the Indo-Chinese war of 1962.

Subjects: World History — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.