On 28 December 1968 the successful test of China's first thermonuclear weapon initiated a profound shift in world power balances. India's competent 13-day rout of Pakistan's armed forces in late 1971 marks a second stage of this realignment. This stage is perhaps even more significant than the first, particularly in its implications for the non-Western, non-Marxist, impoverished Third World.
Shimkin, Demitri B. and Ricketts, Claude V.
"India-an Economic Failure or a Potential Superpower,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 25
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