- Title: Exiled Tibetans welcome Modi's visit to Himalayan border
- Date: 3rd July 2020
- Summary: DHARAMSALA, HIMACHAL PRADESH, INDIA (JULY 03, 2020) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) VARIOUS OF VIEW OF DHARAMSALA TOWN SIGNBOARD READING (English): 'TIBETAN YOUTH CONGRESS' (SOUNDBITE) (English) MEMBER OF TIBETAN PARLIAMENT-IN-EXILE, DAWA TSERING, SAYING: "The visit by the prime minister to Ladakh is very good to see the situations, reality, what the Chinese are trying to play with our country." PEOPLE WALKING HOLDING UMBRELLAS OUTSIDE TIBETAN PARLIAMENT SIGNBOARD READING (English and Hindi): 'TIBETAN PARLIAMENT-IN-EXILE' VARIOUS OF RAINFALL (SOUNDBITE) (English) PRESIDENT, TIBETAN YOUTH CONGRESS, GONPO, SAYING: "Because of all this intrusionâ€¦the losing of 20 Indian soldiersâ€¦so, now the government of India (has) have to take a concrete kind of stance and they have to support the Tibet independent first, and then also they have to raise the issue regarding the Hong Kong, the Uighurs and inner Mongolia, even at the South China Sea." MAN SPINNING BUDDHIST PRAYER WHEEL VARIOUS OF OIL LAMPS VARIOUS OF MAN SPINNING BUDDHIST PRAYER WHEELS
- Embargoed: 17th July 2020 14:54
- Keywords: Beijing China Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Narendra Modi border issue soldiers tension
- Location: DHARAMSALA, HIMACHAL PRADESH, INDIA
- City: DHARAMSALA, HIMACHAL PRADESH, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001CL99BNZ
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- Story Text: Lawmakers of Tibetans-in-exile welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the northern Himalayan region of Ladakh and his interaction with soldiers stationed there on Friday (July 03).
Modi flew into Ladakh and addressed soldiers stationed at Nimu forward position in Ladakh, weeks after Indian and Chinese troops clashed on their disputed border there, escalating tension between the Asian giants.
The political fraternity of exiled Tibetans also urged India to take a more prominent role in resolving the Tibetan issue with China and also back Hong Kong protesters who are protesting the newly introduced security law.
China has long reviled the Tibetans' spiritual leader the Dalai Lama - who lives in India in exile - as a dangerous separatist and his activities in India have been a source of friction.
But following the high-altitude brawl last month in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed, former Indian diplomats and military generals have suggested the government to end its reluctance to promote the Tibetans' cause.
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