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After 1962 India-China war, US contemplated nuking China: book

PTI [ Updated 24 Dec 2012, 16:40:01 ]
After 1962 India-China war, US contemplated nuking China: book

Washington, Dec 24:  Six months after the 1962 Chinese aggression on India, the US had contemplated using nuclear weapons in the event of another attack from Beijing as it was determined to prevent an Indian defeat at the hands of the Communists.



The then president John F Kennedy, at a meeting with his top military aides on May 9, 1963, had expressed clear determination not to let Beijing defeat New Delhi, with his defence secretary even talking about using nuclear weapons against China if it launched another attack against India. 






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