|Some 46 years before Mumbai witnessed a terrorist attack on November 26, India was in the midst of an invasion by China. After its unilateral ceasefire on November 21, we were licking our wounds. On that day, as I wrote in my diary which I maintained then, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru received a letter from the most unexpected quarter. This was from President Ho Chi Minh of Vietnam. He had described the Chinese ceasefire proposals as being "very reasonable and conducive to a peaceful settlement of the border question."