Amidst warning by China, Tibetans to cast vote in January 3 elections

New Delhi, Jan 01: India will allow the Tibetan refugees to cast votes to elect the new political leader of the exiled community. This move comes in the wake of China warning the Indian media against playing the Tibet Card.

Thousands of Tibetans living in exile in India (TGiE), the United States, Europe and other countries will cast their votes on Sunday and on April 11 and this would send out a strong message to China.

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In a sting to China, US Congress says only Tibetans have right to choose successor to Dalai Lama

New Delhi, Dec 22: A bill that re-affirms the right of Tibetans to choose a successor to the Dalai Lama was passed by the US Congress.

The Tibetan Police and Support Act of 2020 which was passed by the US Senate calls for the establishment of a US Consulate in Tibet’s main city of Lhasa. It also underlines the right of the Tibetans to choose a successor to the Dalai Lama. 

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The Himalayan Face off -Work it out or prepare for the worst

himaIn spite of unsettled 3,488 kilometres of boundary dispute and other security concerns with China over its all weather friendship with Pakistan, New Delhi attaches utmost importance to maintain good relations with that country. With an assertive China imposing its security perspective in East Asia and upgrading its defence relationship in South Asia, India has a lot to be worried about.
The Himalayan Face-off: Chinese Assertion and the Indian Riposte to be released on March 15th, authored by Shishir Gupta says in his book that even if bilateral trade between India and China goes beyond $100 billion in the coming years, China’s posture towards India is adversarial and will perhaps remain so in the future, with Beijing viewing New Delhi through the prism of the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government-in-exile. Shishir Gupta, Deputy Executive Editor with the Hindustan Times who also authored the best-selling book “Indian Mujahideen: The enemy within” says that the basic trigger of the book was the PLA incursion in Depsang Plains in Eastern Ladakh last April. In this interview with rediff.com Gupta says that with a staggering defence budget of USD 132 billion with a double digit increase in the past three years, India needs to be prepared for all eventualities in the accident prone relationship.

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Buddhist radicals or IM- Who gains?

Pic: Indian Express
Pic: Indian Express

Who had the motive to carry out such an audacious attack on such a peaceful place in Bihar? Investigators are looking into every angle and while the Indian Mujahideen finger print appears to be the strongest, the police are also finding out if some Buddhist radicals could have been behind the attack.

Former Chief of the Researach and Analysis Wing, C D Sahay explains to rediff.com the various possibilities and why he feels that this attack could be the handiwork of an Islamic group called the Indian Mujahideen.

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