For more than 2000 years, two of the world’s ancient cultures shared their ideas, science, knowledge and expertise, providing new dimension for human social development. But it is the very recent history of few decades which shows complete different picture. Both nations, regarded one as largest democracy and one as largest communist nation, have seen each other with skepticism thru’ gunpoint.

Democracy (the modern one) and communism, both are western ideologies, which still divides Asia geopolitically. Without taking a side of particular nation – more precisely particular ideology – I’d like to present some articles I’ve found on Internet, which summarizes the conflict between India and China, a more product of misunderstanding and mistaken indian policies than true clash between ideologies.
In the following I have collected three article series, which precisely describes what happened really in 1962 India-China war:

The great India-China game
The battle for the border
Peace with China

Although talking contra-China, India has every reason to see every step taken by China with doubts, since even very recent events from last decade mostly taking place in South-eastern Asian economies. It mostly looks like some sort of Marshall Plan to many asian countries from China, which is enlarging its Might, which transcends one that of mere military or political. One that comes close to aura of fake fairness created by USA after second world war. China’s geopolitical activities can be understood from the articles from Claude Arpi:

Aksai Chin for Arunachal?
Is China encircling India?

The pessimism don’t shape the future. The fact that China is recognizing the potential and mutual benefit in friendship which remained neglected for longer period, might create perceptible change in China’s foreign policy. Skepticism will prevail, but considering the solid political system in India and better evolved sovereignty in India after harsh lessens of 1962 war, there are few reasons to think otherwise. I think this issue is better communicated by Colonel Anil Athale in his series:

Future friends?
India & China: The alliance of the future

Pro & contras of Indo-China relationship provided by many writers can be found on the following collection:IndoChina

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— Lao Tzu quotes (Chinese taoist philosopher, b.600 BC)