Documentary: China releases 3,968 Indian POWs in 1963

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That would be some achievement by Chinese, considering the total no of Indian soldiers who were participated in the was around 20,000.

Lol..Chinese and communist propaganda!!


Between October 20 and November 21, 1962, China launched a full-scale war against India along the long borders between Asia’s two largest countries. Outnumbering the unprepared and poorly equipped Indians by four to one, more than 80,000 Chinese PLA troops fought the Indians in two main theaters more than 600 miles apart:
Lol, just make up excuses and figures, no shame.
 

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"We were treated as guests"

At that time, the government under Nehru proclaimed that these India troops captured by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) would end up being beheaded or acting as coolies just as those captured by the Japanese military in World War II. Therefore, once captured, the Indian service members often dared not lift their heads or immediately knelt down andsubmitted to arrest with folded arms.

However, they soon discovered that the Chinese were not demons: the PLA did not even tie the surrenders up, not to mention insulting and killing, but handed water and biscuits to the hungry and thirsty; meanwhile, the personnel belongings of the POWs were also returned after checking and registering. Brigadier John ParashuramDalvi, commander of the Indian 7th Brigade, a highest military officer of the Indian troops captured, recalled that he was surprised when the PLA soldiers never casted a look at his gold watch which he thought would be doomed to lose.

The PLA’s kindheartedness and justice dispelled the fear of Indian POWs. Some of them even took the initiative to help the PLA call on other Indian troops to surrender. In the end, thousands of Indian POWs were gathered in rear shelters such as Zayu, Longzi, Qiongjie, and so on for proper settlement.

Compared with the requirements of the Geneva Convention, Indian POWs enjoyed extra-standard humane treatment. In addition to being unable to enter and exit at will, they hardly had a sense of POWs, even could amuse themselves by participating in =cultural and sports activities, such as playing basketball, listening to the radio, and watching movies, and contacted their families. An Indian veteran,once a POW of the Japanese military in World War II, claimed that they were treated as guests there.
 

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"We were treated as guests"

At that time, the government under Nehru proclaimed that these India troops captured by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) would end up being beheaded or acting as coolies just as those captured by the Japanese military in World War II. Therefore, once captured, the Indian service members often dared not lift their heads or immediately knelt down andsubmitted to arrest with folded arms.

However, they soon discovered that the Chinese were not demons: the PLA did not even tie the surrenders up, not to mention insulting and killing, but handed water and biscuits to the hungry and thirsty; meanwhile, the personnel belongings of the POWs were also returned after checking and registering. Brigadier John ParashuramDalvi, commander of the Indian 7th Brigade, a highest military officer of the Indian troops captured, recalled that he was surprised when the PLA soldiers never casted a look at his gold watch which he thought would be doomed to lose.

The PLA’s kindheartedness and justice dispelled the fear of Indian POWs. Some of them even took the initiative to help the PLA call on other Indian troops to surrender. In the end, thousands of Indian POWs were gathered in rear shelters such as Zayu, Longzi, Qiongjie, and so on for proper settlement.

Compared with the requirements of the Geneva Convention, Indian POWs enjoyed extra-standard humane treatment. In addition to being unable to enter and exit at will, they hardly had a sense of POWs, even could amuse themselves by participating in =cultural and sports activities, such as playing basketball, listening to the radio, and watching movies, and contacted their families. An Indian veteran,once a POW of the Japanese military in World War II, claimed that they were treated as guests there.
And strangely, many Indians view all these treatments as utmost humiliation.
 
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That would be some achievement by Chinese, considering the total no of Indian soldiers who were participated in the was around 20,000.

Lol..Chinese and communist propaganda!!


Between October 20 and November 21, 1962, China launched a full-scale war against India along the long borders between Asia’s two largest countries. Outnumbering the unprepared and poorly equipped Indians by four to one, more than 80,000 Chinese PLA troops fought the Indians in two main theaters more than 600 miles apart:

In 1962, China had two military districts involved in the war, the Xinjiang Military Region and the Tibet Military Region. These two military regions had about 80,000 men. And only about 44,000 men participated in the war on the Chinese side. Only three of these regiments (154th, 155th, and 157th) were regular field units, about 8,000 men. The Indian army was also crushed by these three regiments. There were also three militia divisions (11th, 55th, and 130th) of about 36,000 men. These militia units were second-line combat units used primarily to assist the regular army in the field.

The Indian side was all regular field troops. In all, there are eight brigades of about 28,000 men.

The Indian army had a very low fighting capacity and almost collapsed on engagement, with very little effective resistance.




btw: The Chinese Air Force (CAF) was established in 1949. in the 1950s, the CAF fought a fierce battle against the USAF in Korea. The Chinese Air Force shot down 330 fighters of the United Nations Air Force and was shot down 231 fighters.
In 1962, the Chinese Air Force had over 2,000 jet fighters and a large number of pilots who had fought in the Korean War. It was the undisputed third largest air force power in the world. India, on the other hand, had only about 300 fighters at that time.In 1962, the gap between the air forces of China and India was greater than that of the land forces.
 

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这些卑微的印度人不应该释放他们。肮脏、自大、自卑,印度人是世界的毒瘤!
 

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1962 war was a wake up call for India to invest and modernise our armed forces. Nehru's forward policy was disastrous, undermanned and underequipped posts and bad supply chains further reduced combat effectiveness and morale. Several garrisons could not be reinforced due to these problems.
Post 1962 there were several changes to the organisational structure of the army and to the overall infrastructure. The size of Indian armed forces grew 2x post 1962 war. Plus India demonstrated that it would be open to buy arms from both the east and the west simultaneously.
1962 loss lead to India being ready for 1967 which was a tactical victory .
Pakistan estimating India to be weak post 1962 launched the 1965 war which they lost decisively and then in 1971 the liberation of Bangladesh came.
 
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