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Pakistan, China were all set to attack India: Bruce Riedel


ISLAMABAD: Former Central Investigation Agency (CIA) official Bruce Riedel has revealed that Pakistan and China were all set to attack India in 1962.

Former CIA official Bruce Riedel writes in his latest book “JFK’s Forgotten Crisis: Tibet, the CIA and the Sino-Indian War” wrote that Pakistan had agreed to Chinese offer for attacking India which was intervened by then US president John F Kennedy.

Bruce claims in his book that then Pakistan president Field Marshal Ayub Khan had demanded Kahsmir for not attacking India.

Anticipating an attack on India by China after the 1962 war, the then John F Kennedy administration was planning a $500 million military aid package for India including help to increase arms production and creation of six mountain divisions, a new book has said.
The package, which was shelved due to Kennedy’s assassination, also included an aid of $120 million to be equally split between the United States and Britain.