“1962: The War That Wasn’t” is a book written by Shiv Kunal Verma. The book delves into the historical context and events surrounding the Sino-Indian War of 1962, a significant military conflict between India and China.
Published in 2016, the book provides a detailed and comprehensive account of the events leading up to the war, the military strategies employed by both sides, and the aftermath of the conflict. It offers insights into the political decisions, military preparations, and the circumstances that culminated in the war, as well as the implications it had on India-China relations.
The Sino-Indian War of 1962 was a short but intense border conflict that resulted in India’s defeat and China’s occupation of certain disputed territories. The war had a profound impact on the region’s geopolitics and shaped the dynamics of the India-China relationship for years to come.
Shiv Kunal Verma’s book seeks to shed light on the various aspects of the war, drawing from historical records, personal accounts, and official documents. It aims to provide readers with a well-researched and nuanced understanding of the events surrounding the 1962 war and its significance in the context of India’s military history and foreign policy.
For readers interested in the history and geopolitics of South Asia and the India-China relationship, “1962: The War That Wasn’t” offers a compelling and informative perspective on this pivotal moment in history.