By Rob Johnson
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There were quite different responses to Indonesia's 'police action' against East Timor and Saddam Hussein's operations against his neighbours in the last decade of the twentieth century. In 1962, however, clumsy diplomacy rather than aggression led India into a border war with China that ended in a rout of Indian forces. The Chinese withdrew, but relations were permanently damaged and the whole question of India's security, particularly after the outbreak of another war with Pakistan in 1965, returned to the top of the government's agenda.
At first there was optimism. Benazir won the resulting election. 5 46 REG ION I N T U R MOl l Benazir quickly made enemies of the drug traders, however, and local governments often scotched social and economic programmes at provincial level. More importantly, she exercised little authority over the army. 6 The army has successfully protected its own financial interests against other legitimate demands on the country: some $8 per head was being spent on the armed forces in the 1970S. By recruiting on such a narrow basis from the Punjab and pushing such a strong 'nationalist' line, it has alienated many Pakistanis outside the Punjab from politics and actually weakened the process of integration.
Criticisms of the Congress Party escalated, and for the first time it lost its hold on several crucial states. To recapture lost voters, Indira Gandhi appeared to endorse a more socialist programme, abandoned any semblance of 'appeasement' to Pakistan and argued for an independent nuclear capability. '2 3 In 1969 the Congress Party split on the policy line that Mrs Gandhi was pursuing, but it seemed only to strengthen her position. She ordered the army to support East Pakistan's bid for independence, and on 9 August 1971 she signed a Treaty of Peace, Friendship and Cooperation with the Soviet Union, which many believed had brought non-alignment, the bedrock of Nehru's foreign policy, to an end.
A Region in Turmoil: South Asian Conflicts since 1947 by Rob Johnson