Sino-Indian War begins as Chinese attack India’s frontier 50 years ago today (1962)

Video: 'Sino Indian War'

(Saturday, October 20, 1962, the Sino-Indian War) — The Sino-Indian War began today as waves of Chinese Communist troops, armed with machine guns and backed by heavy mortars, launched a massive two-pronged attack today on India’s frontier.

The attacks, on India’s northeast frontier and in the Ladakh area of Kashmir, touched off the heaviest fighting in the Chinese-Indian border dispute, which erupted three years ago.

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