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Only the title of Brahma Chellaney’s Dec. 2 article, “Tibet core to Sino-Indian ties,” gets it right. Elsewhere, Chellaney lets his usual anti-China biases take over.

India in 1954 did not implicitly accept China’s rights to Tibet without a quid pro quo, as he claims. Beijing had implicitly accepted in exchange the very unfavorable (to China) “line of control” imposed by the British in the eastern, central and western sectors of the Himalayas as the basis for a border agreement between the two countries.

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