1962

Cuban Missile Crisis and Sino-Indian War

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1962 was a crucial period in international relations for several reasons. On 14 October the United States discovered soviet nuclear missile sites under construction in Cuba. President Kennedy ordered a naval blockade of the island and all U.S. military forces were prepared for launch, but on 28 October Khruschev announced the withdrawal of the missiles. The crisis is regarded as one of the most dangerous moment of the Cold War. It coincided closely with the Sino-Indian War (October 1962) which was fought between the emerging regional powers of China and India along their shared border in the heights of the Himalayan mountains in Ladakh and Aksai Chin. Even though the Cold War is over, this territory still belongs to China.