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India, China facing off as Tibet is no longer a buffer zone: Tibetan Prime Minister

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  1. tunguska

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    In his rare appearance before a Washington audience, the head of the Tibetan administration in exile said that though he has no complaints or regrets, but he wish India could have done more for Tibet.

    India and China are increasingly facing off each other because Tibet is no longer a "buffer zone" between them, the leader of Tibet's exiled government has said, noting that "pre-1949 there was hardly even a policeman on the border".

    Highlighting the importance of the strategic Himalayan region for India, Tibetan Prime Minister Lobsang Sangay said, "There was never incursion in '40s and '30s because India and China were never next to each other. Tibet always served as the buffer zone. Now they are facing off each other."

    "So two of the largest populated countries in this planet are facing each other because there is no Tibet as the buffer zone," he said.

    Tibet, he said, is geopolitically very important and referred to the recent, Chinese Army incursion in Indian territory.

    Sangay said it is because of the non-resolution of the Tibetan issue, Tibet is no longer being a buffer between India and China as there is a massive military buildup between the two Asian neighbours.

    In his rare appearance before a Washington audience, the head of the Tibetan administration in exile said that though he has no complaints or regrets, but he wish India could have done more for Tibet. However, he did not elaborate it.

    "Tibet is very much linked to India's security. The 4,000, to 5,000 kilometres of border that we have with, China has always been the threat, so hence the border dispute. Pre-1949 there was hardly even a policeman on the border. There was no need for one," he said on Wednesday.

    "Now, the military buildup that is going on and the billions of dollars India has spent on its border security, which could rather be spent on other humanitarian or educational projects. So India's security is very much linked to Tibet issue.

    "The Chinese government in China says Tibet is one of their core issues. And all the more, India should say Tibet is one of the core issues for India, as well," Sangay said in response to a question at the Council on Foreign Relations, a Washington-based Indian think-tank.

    "Now the military buildup is very high. According to Indian media reports, there are 23 military division on the Chinese side or the Tibet side, 11 military division on the Indian side; five military airfields on Tibet side, only one airfield on the Indian side; and China has build a seaport in Pakistan, they're building one in Sri Lanka, attempting to build one in Bangladesh and Burma," he said.

    "Thereby India is surrounded by sea, air now. With the train from Beijing to Golmud to Lhasa onto Shigatze to Nepal, maybe to border of Bangladesh also. So by sea, air and land, the two countries are facing each other. Historically, it was not the case. And it's geopolitically very important," the Tibetan leader said.

    Responding to a question, the democratically elected Tibetan leader, who was born and brought up in India said that he wished New Delhi could have done more.

    "I was born and brought up in India. India has done the most for Tibetans because largest number of Tibetans are in India. The Tibetan administration also is in India. And also on humanitarian ground, India does more than any country in this planet for Tibetans. So we always say India is our host; we are their guest," he said.

    "As for Indian tradition a guest should be content with what he was provided, so we don't want to complain. But given a choice, we wish India does more than what it does. But it's not a demand. It is not a complaint. It is just a request because actually, they do the most for us," he said.

    "As far as my administration is concerned and the Indian leadership, we have very good relationship in the last 18 months or so. Even though I left America for 16 years, I built a very good relationship, and I've seen firsthand how much sympathy and support the Indian people and the leadership have for Tibet. So India is doing a very good job. Now, we wish they do more," Sangay said.

    India, China facing off as Tibet is no longer a buffer zone: Tibetan Prime Minister Lobsang Sangay - World - DNA
     
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    Re: India, China facing off as Tibet is no longer a buffer zone: Tibetan Prime Minist

    He is right
     
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    +1 :smoking1:
     
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    must be given full media coverage every week
     
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    its like watching ur neighbors get raped... n do ntn abt it..... :angry:
     
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    Re: India, China facing off as Tibet is no longer a buffer zone: Tibetan Prime Minist

    We never have any policy for Tibet since our independence.

    It was the sadar vallabh bhai patel who has holistic vision on the security issues of the Indian border. He was aware of Chinese danger. Sardar Patel criticized Chinese intervention in Tibet and said that to use the ‘sword’ against peace-loving Tibetan people was unjustified. No other country in the world was as peace-loving as Tibet. After Sardar patel died , India stopped the search for a Tibet Policy with all the consequences which we are seeing today.

    Sardar Patel's Letter to Jawaharlal Nehru (7 November 1950) | Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
     
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    Re: India, China facing off as Tibet is no longer a buffer zone: Tibetan Prime Minist

    The Tibetan PM is a Harvard scholar and international figure. I think in 1949 we did not have the offensive capabilities to send our forces into Tibet to beat off the Chinese. Even today we are yet to develop the capabilities.
     
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    Re: India, China facing off as Tibet is no longer a buffer zone: Tibetan Prime Minist

    We should arm the Tibetans and let them free their country from the Chinese clutches. What's the point of being a neighbour and empowerer of peace if we just stand and watch when innocents like the Buddhists monks getting killed or immolated??

    The torture cells in China makes guntanamo Bay look like an innocent kid in the block. they regulaly use shocking the prisoners using electricity, burning using iron, starvation, etc. Check some Chinese free speech channels. You'll see what's going. China also kills around 5000 every year. Though these are really criminals. ut what about the monks?? And Tibetans??

    Also we've much to gain. We don't have to deploy army so regularly anymore. Saving army costs, etc.
     
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    Re: India, China facing off as Tibet is no longer a buffer zone: Tibetan Prime Minist

    like pakistan doing in kashmir ??? well very good plan
     
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    +1 now Tibetan people hates chinese peoples.
     
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    Re: India, China facing off as Tibet is no longer a buffer zone: Tibetan Prime Minist

    look guys i have some pic.s [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] i wana see tibeatans like this.
     
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    No. I mean, we should arm them first. And let them have an underground army in Tibet first. Then we should send our troops too and attack together. China won't be able to resist coz of it's internal social and political unrest.
     
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    Re: India, China facing off as Tibet is no longer a buffer zone: Tibetan Prime Minist

    Chinese army kill innocent Tibetans fleeing homeland for India

     
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