‘Nobody crosses over now’- what Indo-Tibetan tribes that helped Army in 1962 China war lost

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Walong, Arunachal Pradesh: Loaded with supplies, the Otter light transport aircraft swirled and swerved amidst a blanket of clouds as it prepared to touch down on a narrow advanced landing ground at Walong, the easternmost town in India and then a part of the North-East Frontier Agency (NEFA). Below, Indian soldiers were locked in a desperate battle for survival with the People’s Liberation Army. Watching the events anxiously, and occasionally lending a hand to the Indian soldiers, were the Mishmi and Meyor tribespeople — they knew the outcome of the fight would shape their own destiny. Located 3,500 feet above...