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Indo-China war

On November 20, 1962, the Chinese Prime Minister publicly announced ceasefire.

india Updated: Nov 10, 2006 20:34 IST

February 1961 - China refuses to discuss the Sino-Bhutanese and Sino-Sikkim boundary disputes and further occupies 12,000 square miles in the western sector of the Sino-Indian border.

October 1961 - Chinese starts aggressive border patrolling and establishes new military formations, which start moving into Indian territory.

November 1961 - Fresh Chinese incursions into the Ladakh area.

December 1961 - India under Nehru adopts the Forward Policy to stem the advancing Chinese frontier line.

Under the policy, a few symbolic posts in Ladakh were established to enable India to be in a position to take action to recover any territory within Chinese possession.

June 1962 - China rejects India's demands to withdraw its forces from Indian territory. The agreement on Trade and Intercourse between India and China lapses.

July, 1962 - Skirmishes at Aksai Chin.

August 1962 - China accuses India of advancing even north of the McMahon Line. Chinese logistic and manpower buildup along the frontier.

September, 1962 - Isolated skirmishes along the disputed border.

October 1962 - India forms special Border Command under General Kaul.

October 1962 - First heavy fighting, at Tseng-Jong in NEFA Chinese launch a massive assault across the Namka Chu River in NEFA.

October 20-21, 1962 - Chinese launch simultaneous attacks in Aksai Chin, successful against Galwan Valley and Chip Chap Valley posts.

October 23, 1962 - Chinese overrun all posts down to Tawang in NEFA.

October 24-25, 1962 - Chinese probing attacks at Walong, in eastern NEFA.

Oct 27, 1962 - Nehru rejects China's ceasefire proposal.

November 14, 1962 - On Nehru's birthday, Indians launch an attack on Chinese north of Walong.

November 15, 1962 - The Indian offensive fails.

November 17, 1962 - Chinese attack Indians on Bailey Trail in NEFA; a Chinese attack at Se La, NEFA, is repulsed; Chinese begin a simultaneous attack on Chushul in Aksai Chin.

November 18, 1962 - Chinese successful at Chushul; no Indian force remains in Aksai Chin; Indian forces are forced to withdraw from Se La; Chinese forces attack Bomdi La

November 19, 1962 - Chinese attack Chaku; Zhou Enlai gives ceasefire dictum to Indian official in Peking.

November 20, 1962 - Zhou publicly announces ceasefire; India requesting US military aid, but ceasefire ends need for US intervention.

December 1, 1962 - Both sides' troops withdraw 20 kilometres from new boundary lines.

First Published: Nov 10, 2006 13:44 IST