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Incursions along Indo-Tibet border are by China: Tibetan Sikyong

Kolkata, January 3

President of the Tibetan Government-in-exile Penpa Tsering on Tuesday asserted that all incursions along the Indo-Tibetan border have been one-sided and by China.

In an interview to PTI, the President also called Sikyong, said since Tibet had signed the treaty of 1914 which set the border between his homeland and India along the McMohan line, Tawang is an integral part of India.

We know all incursions are happening from the Chinese side,” Tsering said here.

He was speaking in the context of recent clashes at Tawang and at Ladakh between the Indian Army and China’s PLA.

Till 1959, there was no border between India and China; it was with Tibet…We are signatories to the 1914 Simla agreement between British India and Tibet and we stand very firm on the McMohan line as the legitimate border,” he said.

“We fully recognise Tawang to be an integral part of India,” Tsering said.

In 1959, the Dalai Lama, the then head of the Tibetan government, had fled Lhasa for India after an uprising by Tibetans which was brutally crushed by China’s People’s Liberation Army.

Though Communist China invaded Tibet in 1950, the Dalai Lama’s government continued to function with an army of its own in an arrangement with Beijing which designated Tibet as an autonomous region.

Border disputes with India came to the fore after the Lama’s escape with his followers when the Chinese contested the McMohan line through statements.

“China’s belligerence is without any provocation from the Indian side,” the President said, adding, “India standing up to its position sends a very strong message to China.”

Indian and Chinese troops clashed at Yangtse, north east of Tawang, in a hand-to-hand combat which left several soldiers injured on both sides.

“China respects only power,” Sikyong Tsering said. The Sikyong or President is directly elected by the Tibetan diaspora living in various parts of the world ever since Tibetan refugees fled the “roof of the world” in the wake of the Dalai Lama’s escape from Lhasa to India.


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