Himalayan Blunder The Curtain Raiser to the Sino Indian

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10 thoughts on “Himalayan Blunder The Curtain Raiser to the Sino Indian War of 1962

  1. Anant Singh Anant Singh says:

    Just finished Himalayan Blunders written by Brigadier John Dalvi It was my first book on Indo Sino War and I am thankful for orkut Non Fiction community to suggest me for reading this book Book was banned as soon as it got published and I know the reason after reading it John was in charge of 7th Brigade who took the responsibility of Handling the Chinese crisis along the Tibetan border The book is full of agony frustration and anger which author experienced during those daysHe coined a term Non Violence war given by the civil authority to him Higher Authority which includes Prime Minister Nehru Defence Minister Menon and General Kaul where the deciding one for the war The book is divided into various part 1 This part shows the Chinese aggression along the border of NEFA and Ladhak and how Nehru dismissed it as just a regular petrol done by Chinese He carried along with the path of brotherhood and thus did some blundering mistakes like allowing senior generals from china to see all the establishment of Army along the NEFA He also overlooked the reuirement of Army for the arms and ammunition which lead army to use World War II arms against the Chinese Kaul and Menon also overlooked the basic reuirement which is needed to develop a strong front by India against China Better roads good clothing arms and ammunition better communication and co ordination2 As Chinese were growing strong on NEFA front building better roads better communication India were still in hope that Chinese will not attack India and thus Nehru pointed basic reuirement as un necessary expenditure on part of Army John further adds how Chinese slowly and slowly created a better fighting position and how Army were helpless despite of being sending continuous reminder to Higher Authority In this part he also adds how Army generals were promoted to serve the interest of Nehru and Menon thus leaving a disarray in Army Finally they were told to shift there bases from Punjab and Agra to NEFA as Chinese strike First on 15th sept During 15th Sept and Till 10th Oct day when Chinese finally attacked there were no clear thoughts and chain of command Nehru was on long trip to foreign land Desai accompanying him Menon was in New York and Kaul holidaying in Jammu 7th Brigade was created during this period comprising of Rajputs Sikhs and Punjabi's who had no knowledge of High altitude and Mountains Gorkhas and Assam Regiment were ignored 7th Brigade were told to shift there bases on Altitude which ranged from 10000 to 15000 Feet with no Roads and clothing they were just like a Police along the Border For moving 2 Miles only it took days and every solider were supplied with a 40 Rounds of ammunition and basic clothing There were no boots gloves kerosene foods and medicine3 As they set up there bases along the borders John uickly analyzed the preparation of Chinese and how they are planing a massive strike He took a note of around 20000 soldiers supported by good artillery and mortar regiment He continuously sent a reminder about the poor preparation of Army against Chinese which felt on deaf people he also added that it would be crime and murder of soldier to make them fight against this mighty Chinese But Nehru and Menon insists that Chinese would not do anything and thus they should keep there present positions Among all problems a major one was to keep Army in there present status by providing food clothing arms and shelter which Civil authority ignored and thus keeping a 3000 soldiers in good condition was a challenge for John He accounted that Air Force did very little to help the army and chosen dropping zone of Air Force took 2 3 days for them to collect things The things dropped were of no use as only 20% of them could be collected and rest get lost in those chilling and windy conditions John recounted how Army was ignored and soldiers suffered pathetic condition with Brave Hearts4 After 10th October 1962 everything changed Chinese finally attacked and killed Indian Soldiers who were short of Ammunition and communication John took some examples of the bravery shown by Sikhs rajputs and Gorkhas Along a Tsangle pass only 100 Rajputs controlled 2000 Chinese and made them run for there money after 5th Attempt Chinese were able to overcome them as Rajputs were left with no ammunition to fight Same were the story of Gorkhas and Sikhs who fought with waves of thousands of Chinese who attacked there post One Chinese General uoted after the War Indian Army Need everything Except Courage5 In Final chapter John pin pointed the mistake done by Generals and Politicians who were responsible for the Death of some 2000 Soldiers along the Indo Sino border He also accounted that People of India were so ignorant about the tragedy and till now no one is blamed for this grave defeat which costs us loosing some 1200 miles of land to Chinese He cited the example of random orders and poor infrastructure which could have been improved and arrogance of Nehru Menon made this defeat painful There were around 4 lakh soldiers in India and that point but only 3000 were trusted to defeat ChineseAfter Love Story this book made me cry with the plight of Army and condition in which our soldiers defended the border with all courage and bravery It needs to be above Profession and Career to do something like this which we can only imagine Wonder what takes these soldiers to give there life and protect us as John summed up The thought of Mother Nation kept these Soldiers alive and fightJust a Plain Salute Jai Hind


  2. Ishani Ishani says:

    “Don’t worry Sir despite the Chinese superiority the Rajputs will not let you or the country down We will fight till we have nothing to fight with If you get back please see that the culprits who landed us in this mess get their punishment” last words of Lt Col Rikh on the night before D dayThis is not just a book but a magnum opus on the Sino Indian clash of 1962 The episodes unfold like a thriller movieEven a village headman’s daughter’s wedding is better planned and in order than the Sino Indian clash of 1962 It was the Govt as well as the higher order of the army which was mainly responsible for the embarrassment of India The reckless decisions taken by the then Govt ignoring the recommendations of the army and frontline warriors are unbelievable even to an ordinary mind It’s absolutely unimaginable as to how the soldiers were sacrificed in cold bloodIn the terrain of the mighty Himalayan foothills where the average height is around 15000 ft our soldiers fought without food with only pocket ammunitions without a place to take cover without snow clothing without snow boots and without any kind of support For about a week the army witnessed the build up of Chinese armies and given their own conditions the Jawans knew that their fate was sealed Even then they didn’t back down The author being the only commanding officer had to helplessly watch his entire brigade of Rajputs Bengalees Punjabis Gorkhas getting killed in action We all might have had some idea on the war of 1962 but this particular narrative comes straight from the horse’s mouth who was the only senior officer to be present in the frontline right from the beginning till he was taken as a PoW A man of unuestionable integrity the only affiliation he had was to the country and not governmentThis book is also a reflection of how clear logical and sharp the mind of a soldier usually is Euipped with a razor sharp memory and lucid language the author narrates the entire history till the show down A soldier is known to always adhere to his code of conduct So readers can imagine what must have this soldier faced when he addresses the leaders of the nation directly with first names without any salutationThe book doesn’t only focus on the war preparations if that can at all be called a preparation but gives a detailed account from the independence days to the annexation of Tibet; from being the only nation apart from Russia to champion China’s cause in the world theatre to the formulation of “Hindi Chini Bhai Bhai” policyThe path of India was doomed since 15th August 1947 The clash off of 1962 was a wake up call for the country Had there not been a 1962 it is scary to imagine what would have happened in 1965This book is HIGHLY recommended Even those without any political knowledge on this issue would find it easy to comprehend the entire sceneIndia is still paying the price of negligence of it’s own the then leaders


  3. Pradeep Pradeep says:

    A must read for all Readers can understand the hidden politics of the politicians and the horrible life of the soldiers at the Himalayan borderEvery politician must read this book to know what heshe should not doAfter reading this my impression of Nehru changed to a great extent People should have changed their mind set slowly after the release of this book But even today many projects are being named after him That is the great irony


  4. Rajmr64 Rajeev Rajmr64 Rajeev says:

    When I started on this book I was harkened back to the autumn of 1991 when as a young Captain in the Army Medical Corps I had trudged from Gorsum at the foot of the Lumpo Hathungla complex up to the Lumpo Garrison That climb took me about 2 hours which even though wasn't too back breaking was still a challenge for a guy uninitiated to the majestic and rugged heights of the mighty Eastern Himalayas Reading the Himalayan Blunder I can only empathize with the brave hearts of the Indian Army when they were forcibly set up before the marauding Chinese Army literally as cannon fodder by inept political masters an unforgiving and ill informed public opinion a shrill media and a pliant military leadership who failed miserably in giving a proper higher direction of war Under the stewardship of Prime Minister Nehru who was aspiring to be a world leader and a statesman of repute the Indian Government was inclined towards projecting itself as a holier than thou entity through the practice of the since failed ideology of the Non Aligned Movement Dalvi does not mince words when he describes the flawed policies of the Congress Government of that time when they acted naïve about the Chinese and blindly trusted their offer of friendship As early as the late '50s the Chinese had started flexing their muscles which started with the annexation of Tibet Without the buffer of Tibet being there the North East was a virtual walkthrough for the PLA The occupation of large areas of Aksai Chin by the Chinese and the subseuent fatal skirmishes at Galwan should have alerted the Indian Government This sadly did not happen Moreover there was all round neglect as far as the development of infrastructure in the North East was concerned with almost nonexistent roads in that foreboding terrain Since Independence there was a neglect of the Indian Armed Forces so much so that the personal weapon of an Infantry soldier of the Indian Army was the bolt action First World War vintage Lee Enfield Rifle The soldiers were neither trained for nor euipped for fighting in the tough high altitude terrain of the Himalayas After a succession of less than competent Defense Ministers that India had after Independence it was the turn of Mr V K Krishna Menon to take over the mantle Dalvi says that Mr Menon's helming the Ministry was widely welcomed by the Army who saw in him a Western educated sophisticated and articulate individual who they hoped would understand the reuirements of the Services and turn the Military around But alas that was not to be Menon turned out to be a protégé of Nehru and he was interested in dealing with Foreign Affairs as compared to dealing with the reuirements of the Armed Forces and planning for the future of the Defense of the Nation Invariably there was all round neglect of the security of the country which would prove to be very costly for the Armed Forces and the country at large Menon it turned out was a very impetuous man who could not carry the Military top brass along Neither did he have the good sense to accept the professional inputs being given by the top military hierarchy who were much better informed on matters about the tactical manoeuvres and the deployment of the Armed Forces The principle of Civilian supremacy over the defence forces was carried a bit too far wherein the political and the civilian dispensation in the Ministry of Defense called all the shots about all matters Military The unfortunate part was that the top military hierarchy too did not have the moral courage to stand up to the shenanigans of the ill informed civilian bureaucracy which sadly contributed to the debacle of 1962 in no small way The flagrant interference of the Government in Military matters was carried to such an extent that there was widespread lobbying for promotions of Officers to the senior ranks This invariably led to less competent officers being placed in sensitive command appointments where they could not do full justice to their operational duties General Brij Mohan Kaul was a favourite of Nehru who was thrust upon the beleaguered 7 Brigade in the Thagla area right in the midst of the hostilities It must have been one of those rare occasions in Military History wherein a General officer was prancing about in the frontlines right in front of the enemy Brig John Dalvi was appointed the commander of 7 Brigade in early 1962 The brigade was tasked with the unenviable task of defending an almost 300 km frontage in the inhospitable and rugged terrain ahead of Tawang this town is in the West Kameng district of the present day Arunachal Pradesh The Chinese were making ominous moves in Tibet close to the undefined and disputed LAC right from 1959 onwards Unfortunately neither the political bosses in Delhi nor the Army took these ominous signs seriously Nehru was probably lulled into a kind of soporific state of inaction by the display of bonhomie and the promise put forth by Chou en Lai that the Chinese had no interest in invading India But all the while China was building up her infrastructure right up to the Indian border in Tibet They were amassing well trained troops and advanced war like military stores while the Indians were twiddling their thumbs until it was too late It was on 8 Sep 1962 that the Chinese made their first move in the Thagla ridge area They laid claim to the Dhola post The Indians considered the Thagla ridge line to be the LAC whereas the Chinese interpreted the LAC as being along the watershed formed by the NamkaChu river which flowed along the foot of the Thagla massif in a West to East direction The Chinese came over the Thagla ridge and made themselves comfortable on the northern bank of the NamkaChu river At this point the 7 Brigade did not have a full complement of its troops They were moved post haste from Misammari which is in Assam and almost 600 km away to the area where the Chinese had ingressed It is essential to mention here that there were no proper roads in the sector and it took almost 2 weeks for the Brigade to fetch up A large part of the move had to be done on foot with the soldiers lugging their weapons stores and other administrative loads on their backs This sordid state of affairs was compounded by the fact that the average altitude of the various localities in this sector was in the vicinity of than 12000 feet above sea level It is particularly hazardous for troops to operate in such inhospitable terrain and high altitudes without proper acclimatization The ill fated troops were moved from the plains without proper winter clothing into the bone chilling cold of the mighty Himalayas Even before the Chinese could inflict any casualty on the hapless Indian soldiers a large number of them fell prey to the biting cold and respiratory illnesses caused due to the sudden exposure to the rarefied atmosphere in the high altitude areas The Chinese had almost 2 Divisions of Army almost 20000 troops ranged on the Thagla massif against a force of less than 1000 Indian Infantrymen who were on the south bank of the NamkaChu It is in this hopeless situation where the political dispensation and higher command of the Army failed the Indian soldier It was obvious that the Indians stood no chance of putting up a meaningful resistance to the massive buildup of the Chinese Army who was arrayed against them This was conveyed in no uncertain terms to the higher command of the Army who in turn was supposed to have conveyed it to the political dispensation Nehru along with Menon took an unbending stance that the Chinese have to be evicted from the Thagla feature post haste The representation that the Brigade did not have the wherewithal to carry out this task fell on deaf ears What is they insisted that Indian soldiers move to the north bank of the river The local commanders including Brig Dalvi had to accede to this order against their better judgement The Chinese were waiting for just this kind of an opportunity to use it as a fig leaf of an excuse They responded with a massive full on attack against the beleaguered Brigade on the early morning of 20 Oct 1969 It was a massacre of the Indian soldiers that happened in those killing fields Scores of Indian soldiers including Brig Dalvi were taken prisoners of War The tragedy of the whole situation was that neither political masters nor the Army top Brass provided a level playing field for the humble Indian soldier to put up even a nominal resistance It was like sacrificing a whole brigade of troops at the altar of sheer ineptitude and lack of foresight of the powers that be It was in the fitness of things that neither Nehru nor Mr Menon recovered from the ignominy of 1962 This book by Dalvi was initially published in 1969 when it was understandably banned by the Indian Government Naturally the Congress dispensation at that time could not stomach the bitter truth of the true nature of Nehru who was till the '62 debacle considered to be an indestructible force in Indian politics The '62 debacle shattered the carefully nurtured image of Nehru and of his follies that beleaguer India to this day keep getting exposed even now Dalvi says that it was important that he penned this book because he wanted the nation to know the truth It is only through such exposes that we learn the mistakes that we have made and hopefully try not to repeat them in future This book has a special place in my heart mainly because I empathize with my brothers in arms who underwent the avoidable ordeal in the autumn of '62 Moreover I have served in the same locales that are described in the book I have seen how difficult terrain it is Even when I had visited the area in 1991 the communication in terms of roads and telephone connections were so bad I dread to even imagine the situation that must have prevailed in 1962 when the conditions must have been even primitive and harsh The fight put up by the brave Indian soldier even in the face of such insurmountable difficulties and odds is mind boggling to say the least One can only shed a tear and offer a prayer for those magnificent souls who sacrificed their lives even in a situation where an ungrateful nation forced them to fight with their hands tied to their backs This book is a must read for all Indians We need to know how we and our brave soldiers were let down by the people whom we had placed on high pedestals Awareness of the follies of the past is essential to make sure that we as a Nation do not once again end up in similar sordid situations


  5. Rupin Chaudhry Rupin Chaudhry says:

    Just sample the following rules of engagementa Persuade them to leave Indian territoryb If Chinese do not comply dig in opposite to them to scare them from attempting further incursionc Fire is permitted only in self defense and that too with minimum forceThese were the orders to 7th infantry brigade from the higher command to counter the heavily armed well administered well prepared Chinese incursion in the Namka Chu valley of Thagla region of NEFA The orders spelled total annihilation to the loosely held and massively under strength Indian formations which lacked even the basic high altitude clothing The orders taken by a pacifist Prime Minister an arrogant Defence Minister and a politically connected General caused the rout of a proud Brigade with many of its men dying like animals in a cageHimalayan blunder is lucid blow by blow account of the events circumstances and actors which led India to the most crushing and humiliating defeats Very rarely we come across books written on India’s war history and rarest of rare ones do highlight the failures The book starts of with a narrative on controversial McMohan line dividing border between India and China followed by the Chinese annexation of Tibbet and India’s luke warm protest to itMajority of the text then deals with china’s expansionist attitude and Indian Army’s alarm signals to their civilian command Nehru administration downplayed the warnings from the very start and even during the crisis By the time the so called “higher command” realised the extent of damage done it was too late to do anything It was then that India broke her non alignment stance and asked the western powers for immediate helpBrig Dalvi has written in the simplest manner the darkest chapter in post independent India Many a times author has been repetitive but that can be ignored since the gentleman is a soldier and not a professional writer It’s an angry man’s memoir the shape of which had been laid in prisoner of war camp One can feel the anger frustration and dejection being felt by Brig Dalvi in almost every page all negative feelings arising out of misplaced convictions unpreparedness total failure of leadership machinery and civilian supremacy in matters dealing with military The decision makers had neither the training inclination to listen and the experience of high altitude mountain warfare The book was released in 1969 and immediately banned Maybe the country had not till then forgotten the sores and the key culprits were still in the public eye Almost three decades after the new generation is better able to understand this chapter and hopefully draw some lesson out of it Those who forget their history are condemned to repeat it Let’s not repeat itlets not head for another Namka Chu blood bath


  6. Ajay Ajay says:

    I have read this book in Hindi Kannada and english one is also there Those who want to know about Sino Indian war should read this book Book is written by Army man Read this book to know how Congress govt and Nehru failed our nation This book should be taught in every defense institute and every politician should read it uite a detail book A must read


  7. Vikram Karve Vikram Karve says:

    ARE WE HEADING FOR ANOTHER HIMALAYAN BLUNDERMusingsByVIKRAM KARVEThis morning while browsing through my bookcase I chanced upon one of my favourite military autobiographies – HIMALAYAN BLUNDER by Brig JP Dalvi The television was on my favourite news channel was blaring away and as I started reading Himalayan Blunder leafing through the pages of the book I was filled with a sense of déjà vu The events unfolding before my eyes on TV News Channels and the events chronicled in the book – the coincidence was startling And as I read on further drawing parallels between what was written in the book and the intriguing happenings hogging the headlines in newspapers and dominating the TV news channels 247 for the last few days I wondered to myself “Are we heading for another Himalayan Blunder?” Is history going to repeat itself after 50 years?I have heard a saying THOSE WHO DO NOT LEARN FROM HISTORY ARE CONDEMNED TO REPEAT IT That is why I feel that Himalayan Blunder is a must read for the powers that be – political civil and military I am sure most of them must have read Himalayan Blunder but even then it would be worthwhile to read the book carefully once again to draw parallels between what happened in 1962 and what is happening now and learn lessons so that similar mistakes are not repeated again and we do not have another “Himalayan Blunder” in the makingHimalayan Blunder is a fascinating war memoir of the 1962 Conflict between India and China in which India suffered a humiliating defeat Brigadier Dalvi was the Commander of the Indian Army’s 7th Infantry Brigade which was annihilated by the Chinese Army I feel that it always better to read history written by those who actually lived it rather than those who recorded it merely by academic research since first person accounts have an air of authenticity about them which lends them credibility I have read four first hand accounts of the 1962 War The Untold Story By BM Kaul Himalayan Blunder by JP Dalvi The Unfought War of 1962 By JR Saigal and The Fall of Towang By Niranjan Prasad and out of all these I found Dalvi’s Himalayan Blunder the most illuminating and enthralling as well as most soul searching and analytic In my opinion Himalayan Blunder is a military masterpiece arguably the best book by an Indian military authorHimalayan Blunder tells you of the debacle that happened when ill euipped unprepared confused and demoralized soldiers were rushed into battle against a strong adversary in an ad hoc manner because military decisions were influenced by political prophecy rather than military strategyDalvi tells his story with remarkable wit and exceptional candour His candid storytelling style captivates you and once you start reading you get so engrossed that the book becomes unputdownable There is no military jargon or gobbledygook Dalvi writes straight from the heart and that is why this book will not only educate you but also will move you emotionally strike a chord and get you thinking From the way he writes it is evident that besides being a soldier the author was a thinker and a scholar extremely well read and well informed and possessed a witty sense of humour and has interspersed his book with anecdotes uotes and similes Sample this – he writes that a Corps Commander was sacked because “he refused to be a dog in obedience and a lion in action” Why did India suffer such a crushing defeat in the 1962 war with China? It seems to be the same story we are witnessing now – the civil military divide the lack of appreciation of ground realities by the Delhi Centric powers that be and the trust deficit between various stakeholdersBooks like the Himalayan Blunder will make us aware of our mistakes of the past so that we don’t repeat them In such matters let history not repeat itself That is why we cannot to afford to ignore the lessons of history if we do so it will be to our own perilI am going to read HIMALAYAN BLUNDER once again Why don’t you too? VIKRAM KARVE Copyright © Vikram Karve 2012Vikram Karve has asserted his right under the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the author of this work© vikram karve all rights reservedDid you like this post?I am sure you will like the 27 fiction short stories from my recently published anthology of Short Fiction COCKTAIL To order your COCKTAIL please click any of the links below ebookIf you prefer reading ebooks on Kindle or your ebook reader please order Cocktail E book by clicking the links belowhttpwwwdpB005MGERZ6SMASHWORDShttpwwwsmashwordscombooksviewFoodie Book Appetite for a StrollIf your are a Foodie you will like my book of Food Adventures APPETITE FOR A STROLL Do order a copy from FLIPKART Vikram KarveA creative person with a zest for life Vikram Karve is a retired Naval Officer turned full time writer Educated at IIT Delhi ITBHU Varanasi The Lawrence School Lovedale and Bishops School Pune Vikram has published two books COCKTAIL a collection of fiction short stories about relationships 2011 and APPETITE FOR A STROLL a book of Foodie Adventures 2008 and is currently working on his novel and a book of vignettes and short fiction An avid blogger he has written a number of fiction short stories creative non fiction articles on a variety of topics including food travel philosophy academics technology management health pet parenting teaching stories and self help in magazines and published a large number of professional research papers in journals and edited in house journals for many years before the advent of blogging Vikram has taught at a University as a Professor for almost 15 years and now teaches as a visiting faculty and devotes most of his time to creative writing Vikram lives in Pune India with his family and muse his pet dog Sherry with whom he takes long walks thinking creative thoughtsVikram Karve Academic and Creative Writing Journal Profile Vikram Karve Karve Facebook Page Karve Creative Writing Blog vikramkarvesifycom© vikram karve all rights reserved


  8. Sumant Sumant says:

    I had got this book almost 7 years ago and finally found some time during the lock down situation to give it a go and this is really a fantastic book which give us a detailed view of an army man Brigadier Dalvi regarding the events which transpired during defeat of India by Chine in Oct of 1962The book is really engrossing and you don't feel like stopping once you have started with the book Brig Dalvi goes into very finer details as to what exactly lead to our defeat in 1962He highlights the fact the army had no resources no plan and were completely micro managed from the top echelons of government even the Gen Kaul who was link of army with defense ministry was not giving accurate picture of our preparedness to the government Although Kaul knew the state of affairs on ground he did not give an accurate picture and this ultimately to the disaster of 1962He lays the biggest fault at the door of then defense minister Mr Krishan Menon who was diplomat than defense minister and who had the ambitions of becoming the next PM of India he shows what kind of ostrich shell the whole hierarchy of government was living underI felt really amazed at the state of affairs which Brig Dalvi represents in this book because there was a complete breakdown in communication between army and government during the war our PM and our defense minister were consoling themselves with the fantasy that China will never attack them and when they did attack it was rude awakening and this brought about a paradigm shift in how government communicated with armyBut the price we had to pay was too heavyA must read books to understand what all went wrong in 1962


  9. Tiwary Amit Tiwary Amit says:

    Extremely repetitive content I have complete trust on what J P Dalvi says but the tone is so negative and harsh This is true that the Dalvi was implicated and made a scapegoat in this whole episode and his frustrations and pain flow on pages of the book Still I believe he could have gone a bit soft Plus the Chinese side of story doesn't come out that well in this one I have started with Neil Maxwell's India's China war and that is good so far I have my respect for the gallantry and resolve of J P Dalvi But still that uestion is not answered why didn't he resigned at first place where as in the book he asks why others of higher posts didn't resign Still a good one to read and have at shelves


  10. Avinash Singh Avinash Singh says:

    The book authored by Brigadier John Parshurama Dalvi commander of India's Seventh infantry brigade which was decimated by the PLA on day one of the chinese attack After being captured as PoW and released in May 1963 brigadier Dalvi writes his detailed account of the 1962 Sino India war in which he lists out the shortcomings of the then Indian political leadership terming the war as India's most crushing military disaster The book was immediately only for the ban to be lifted in 1968


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