India’s Tibet card

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    India’s Tibet card


    New Delhi affirms a ‘one-China policy’ and says anti-China protests on its soil are illegal. In 2008, Beijing was grateful to New Delhi for preventing Tibetan activists from disrupting the Beijing Olympics torch relay.

    India did not wave the Tibet card in bilateral relations until China shifted its Kashmir policy.


    Beijing backed down on stapling visas of Indian residents of J&K only after New Delhi equated Tibet with Kashmir and demanded ‘mutual sensitivity’ on its sovereignty over Kashmir in return for recognising China’s core concerns over Tibet. After Premier Wen Jiabao’s visit in 2010, the joint statement pointedly did not reiterate India’s one-China policy.

    India will get drawn deeper into the standoff between China and Dalai Lama’s followers. Recently, China postponed border talks (Beijing claims Arunachal Pradesh as ‘Southern Tibet’) coinciding with the Dalai Lama’s address in Delhi. Tibetans returning from a Buddhist meet in Bihar last December were reportedly detained in China. It has not totally deterred escapes. “I feel free in India,” said Sherab Gyatso, 20, a Tibetan nomad who just arrived.

    Robert Barnett at Columbia University says Tibetans will not risk alienating their Indian hosts. But the monks are worried. “The Dalai Lama is in his 70s. Every person in Tibet wants to see him,” said Lobsang Keshi at Dharamshala’s Kirti monastery. He said the peaceful Tibetan movement could turn violent if the crackdown persisted. “The self-immolations are radicalising exiled Tibetans who will no doubt question what the Dalai Lama’s middle way approach seeking genuine autonomy has achieved,” said Tibet specialist Dibyesh Anan

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    Then China is justified in going after indian-trained Tibetan terrorists on indian soil. Thanks for letting us know.
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    When the old fox DL dies and India tries something..a whole lot of weapons and bombs and RPGs are going to land in the hands of Maoists/Islamists and separatists.
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    Tibet will always be blister for china until china do something for tibetans living here or all over world.
    if they think nuclear weapons or economy will do something then they are delusional.As india will grow more,west will be inclined towards india rather than china.and world support have a great role in settling the issues.
    although tibetans dont demand separation ..they want autonomy like chinese have given hong kong ..etc
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    Those self serving monks has been oppressed and leeched on our Tibetan brothers for millenniums. Now is the time for China to free them from those sufferings and help them to rebuild their lives and catch up with the rest of the country.

    FREE TIBET!
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