How British Imperial History Does (And Doesn’t) Shape The Sino-Indian Border Dispute

When the first Englishman visited Leh, the capital of Ladakh in north-west India, in the early 19th century, he quickly recognized the region’s strategic significance. Not only was it an important conduit for trade with Central Asia, but its position on the frontier of India meant it could be used as “a strong outwork against an enemy from the north.”  Read More Here

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