TROUBLE IN TIBET – PROBLEM OF ESPIONAGE
For the United States, India, and Tibet, problem of espionage is a ‘Inconvenient Truth’. Death of Political Leader Ratuk Ngawang on February 07, 2016 at age 90 again exposes the problem of espionage that overshadows ‘Trouble in Tibet’. For example, his death is reported in news media with a photo image( Ratu Ngawang & Gyalo Thondup) obtained by Chinese agent using hidden camera. The fact that Political Leader Ratuk Ngawang shared such photo images taken by hidden cameras with news media clearly establishes his collaboration with enemy agents or spies.
I worked with Political Leader Ratuk Ngawang from September 1971 to December 1974 while I served in Establishment No. 22. I lost my sense of respect for him on January 10, 1973. I was not a direct eye-witness, but on that day I learned about a disturbing incident at our Camp. I did not inquire about the precise date and time of that incident. It was about cremation of a Tibetan Buddhist monk who apparently died while he was in custody of Political Leader Ngawang. None of was serving in Establishment No. 22 at that time got a chance to see or speak to that Tibetan monk arrested by him. This monk worked in our Camp apparently performing simple, religious duties. Political Leader Ngawang was in charge of a secret, internal investigation to probe an incident that dates back to June 03, 1972 and he never shared his findings. He took several months and arrested this monk sometime before January 10, 1973. Political Leader Ngawang reported findings of his investigation after death of this arrested person. He did not request for autopsy to confirm the cause of prisoner’s death. He reported it as a natural event and immediately proceeded with cremation as per Tibetan tradition. No formal Court of Inquiry was appointed to ascertain the cause of death due to procedural reasons.
Eventually, in 1976 Political Leader Ngawang prematurely retired from Service with his retirement income benefits. He received official pardon and lived his life in Samyeling Tibetan Colony Manjuka Tilla, Delhi. My suspicions about Political Leader Ngawang’s collaboration with enemy agents or spies got aroused when he shared several photo images(illegally obtained using hidden cameras) with Indian journalists who interviewed him for two different stories long after 1976. Indian newspapers published those photo images.
I recognize Ratuk Ngawang’s service in support of Freedom in Tibet but he could not live up to his commitment.
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RATU NGAWANG DIES AT 90
Phayul[Tuesday, February 09, 2016 19:49]
Ratu with Gyalo Thondup at Chakrata/file(*Phayul.com may have to disclose name of the “OWNER” of this ‘FILE’ Photo.)
DHARAMSHALA, February 9: A former soldier in the Chushi Gangdruk and one of the founding members of the Special Frontier Force, an Indian paramilitary troop comprising of Tibetan recruits, have breathed his last on February 7, 2016 at his residence at the Samyeling Tibetan Colony in Majnuka Tilla, Delhi. Ratuk Ngawang was born in Kham Lithang in 1926. A close confidante of Adruk Gonpo Tashi, the businessman who founded the Tibetan resistance army in the guise of a business group, Ratuk Ngawang rose to the top of this resistance army. Ngawang was a part of the Chushi Gangdruk troops that accompanied the young Dalai Lama on his flight to India, one of his biggest contribution to the Tibetan people.
Ratu Ngawang lay in rest, Family photo.
Ratu Ngawang was roped in by Gyalo Thondup to lead the Tibetan Special Frontier Force, which also came to be known as the 22, courtesy its first Inspector General Sujan Singh Uban who hailed from the 22 Mountain Regiment. Ratu Ngawang played a key role in recruitment of Tibetan youth into the newly created Tibetan regiment(**this is incorrect for recruits owed allegiance to Tibet and Tibet’s Supreme Ruler) which was a brainchild of Pandit Nehru and the CIA in tackling China. Ratu Ngawang led one of the three columns that set on foot into the marshy tracts of Chittagong in the 1971 Bangladesh war. The Tibetan participation in the 1971 war is a little known fact amongst Indian public as the Tibetans were not officially on the battlefield. Ratu Ngawang led the North Column(*** this is incorrect; Political Leader of North Column died in action, killed by enemy fire) while Pekar Thinlay and Gyato Thondup led the South Column and Central Column respectively. 51 Tibetan soldiers lost their lives in the war that gave birth to Bangladesh as a new country. “I have enrolled myself in the Special Frontier Force with an aim to fight the Chinese. I lured the new recruits by telling them that it was an opportunity to fight the Chinese. I was myself ready to die fighting the Chinese,” Ratu recalled telling his boss Sujan Singh Uban when he was asked about the possibility of the Tibetan soldiers joining the Bangladesh War in 1971, in an interview(**** This statement shows that he did not understand the purpose of joining the Bangladesh War. It gave men combat experience to prepare them for a future war to evict military occupier of Tibet). Reactions to the news of his death on social networking sites hail him as a true hero of Tibet. Ratu Ngawang la is survived by his wife Dechen Wangmo and four children. He was 90.
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ILLEGAL PHOTO IMAGES TAKEN BY HIDDEN CAMERAS SUPPLIED TO INDIAN JOURNALISTS BY DAPON/POLITICAL LEADER RATUK NGAWANG AFTER HIS RETIREMENT IN 1976. THERE WAS NO OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER.