To open the Door to the Dalai Lama, India has to keep the Window open for the Russian Support to safeguard Kashmir

To open the Door to the Dalai Lama, India has to keep the Window open for the Russian Support to safeguard Kashmir.

In my analysis, Alexander Norman’s forthcoming book “The Dalai Lama — An Extraordinary Life” has utterly failed to reveal the reason for not granting political asylum to the Dalai Lama during his first visit to India in 1956.

India-Tibet relations cannot be discussed without mentioning Kashmir. Since 1947, India is facing the challenge of defending Kashmir from aggression by Pakistan sponsored by the United Kingdom, and the United States. To open the Door to the Dalai Lama, India has no choice other than that of keeping the Window open for the Russian support to safeguard Kashmir.

To open the Door to the Dalai Lama in 1959, India has to keep the Window open for the Russian Support to safeguard Kashmir. HISTORY OF THE US-INDIA-TIBET RELATIONS: SEPTEMBER 04, 1959 .

Rudra Narasimham Rebbapragada

Special Frontier Force-Establishment No. 22-Vikas Regiment

‘Nehru wasn’t keen on sheltering Dalai Lama’

Alexander Norman’s book throws light on spiritual leader’s dilemma

In 1956, Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was not keen to open the Door to the Dalai Lama for India has to keep the Window open for the Russian Support to safeguard Kashmir.

Tribune News Service

Shimla, , February 22

Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was reluctant to grant political asylum to Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, claims Alexander Norman in his latest biographical account of the Nobel laureate, prior to his arrival in India in 1959.

To open the Door to the Dalai Lama in 1959, India has to keep the Window open for the Russian Support to safeguard Kashmir.

Norman’s forthcoming book “The Dalai Lama — An Extraordinary Life” provides a glimpse into the Tenzin Gyatso’s first visit to India in 1956 on the invitation of Nehru when he was in his early 20s.

Norman, closely associated with the 14th Dalai Lama for decades, gives a detailed account on the dilemma he faced while deciding whether to return home or ask Nehru for asylum.

The author says Nehru, refusing to make any commitment, lest it harmed India’s ties with China, advised the Dalai Lama to hold the Chinese forcefully to the 17-point agreement. He gives a vivid account of the massive turnout in Sikkim to catch a glimpse of the Dalai Lama and to seek his blessings.

There is an account of the Dalai Lama’s visit to Bodh Gaya during his 11-week stay in India, including at the Chinese Embassy. Norman claims that had he been a little more certain of Washington’s intentions of championing the Tibetan cause, he may have considered not returning to Tibet.

Referring to the Dalai Lama as the “Precious Protector”, the book reveals how China tactically ensured that Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai would be in India at the same time.

To open the Door to the Dalai Lama, India has to keep the Window open for the Russian Support to safeguard Kashmir.

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