Sino-India war 1962: Govt refuses to release report

Press Trust of India

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 (New Delhi)

In 1962  India was was caught napping. How did this happen? Who is the government trying to protect? Having lost over 12,000 sq km of territory in Ladakh alone and frequent incursions in the NE What security interest is the government talking about?

        Government has refused to make public the Henderson Brook report, which probed the causes of India’s defeat in the 1962 war with China.   

    In reply to a question asked by MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar in Rajya Sabha on the release of the report, Defence Minister A K Antony said, ”the report has been recommended to be declassified in the National Security interest”.         He said the freeze on the release of report, compiled by late Lt Gen Henderson Brook, would continue ”considering the sensitivity

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