"The Prime Minister said India was ready to face the Chinese challenge. He also warned against hasty action."
(Shankar / Shankar's Weekly / November 8, 1959)
Dichotomy was the hallmark of Nehru's policy on Tibet and China. After China announced its 'liberation' of Tibet, Nehru declared that it was not clear "from whom China was liberating Tibet". However, he decided to accept the 'liberation' as a fait accompli.