South Asia and Beyond

Major Bob Khathing And The Mission To Bring Tawang Under Indian Control

NEW DELHI: It’s one of the less-talked-about missions that India has undertaken but seventy years ago, the country gained a strategic asset by taking control of Tawang which was then being administered by Tibetans. The operation that was ordered by then Assam Governor, apparently without the knowledge of then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, was carried out under the leadership of Major Bob Khathing. Who was he and how did he go about it? In this episode of ‘Simply Nitin’, StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale answers all these questions and more.

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