US spied on China at India's request during Cold War: Intel report
WASHINGTON (AFP) - A declassified American intelligence report on the use of U-2 spy planes has shed new light on cooperation between the United States and India during the Cold War.
The document traced the role of the US in monitoring Chinese incursions into India, at the request of New Delhi, which enjoyed a close relationship with the Soviet Union.
The 400-page report, which was released on Tuesday, detailed the spying programmes conducted with the planes from 1954 to 1974.
Following the Sino-Indian conflict of October 1962, when China launched surprise attacks against Indian frontier forces, "the Indian government appealed to the United States for military aid," according to CIA historians who traced the events.