The Tibetan spiritual leader's upcoming visit to Tawang, the district through which he first entered India, is probably behind China's new desire to claim the area.Claude Arpi recalls the Dalai Lama's arrival in Tawang in March 1959 and explains why His Holiness will once again receive a grand welcome, whether Beijing likes it or not. Robert Thurman: Why the Dalai Lama matters IMAGE: The Dalai Lama, second from right, arrived in India on a yak on March 31, 1959. Photographs: Kind courtesy ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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'Delhi was not concerned.''It would continue sleeping for several more years, with the result that Indian territory is still occupied by China today,' says Claude Arpi. IMAGE: A sketch of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru against the backdrop of China's capricious leader Mao Zedong who order his troops to invade India in October 1962. One of the Nehru government's biggest historical blunders has been the Aksai Chin road built by China on Indian soil without Delhi noticing it. Among the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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