Dalai Lama Rules Out War Between India And China

Amidst war rhetoric by the Chinese, spiritual leader Dalai Lama expresses confidence that the current standoff at Doklam wouldn’t trigger a war.

New Delhi: As China is threatening India every alternate day, the 14th Dalia Lama on Wednesday expressed confidence that the current standoff between the two countries — India and China — in Doklam will not trigger a war.

Pointing out to the war rhetoric by the Chinese, he made it clear that they were “temporarily using harsh words.” He was speaking at the Annual Rajendra Mathur Memorial lecture organized by Editor’s Guild of India on Wednesday.

“I don’t think it is serious. In 1962, China ultimately decided to withdraw. Eventually, it is Hindi- Chini Bhai, Bhai. They should live side by side,” Dalai Lama said.

China has been aggressively provoking India by installing more and more border security forces at their end, and violating the territorial agreements by entering into Indian territories.

Dalai Lama suggested both the countries to devise ways for a peaceful coexistence as neighbours.

Saying that dialogue is the only best way in the current global scenario, he felt that to create a peaceful century, every problem should be resolved through discussions. He said, “One side victory and one side defeat is old thinking. Destruction of your neighbour is destruction of your own self.”

The spiritual leader suggested that India should create more facilities for the Chinese students to come and study in their country.

Confirming speculations, he indicated that there was a possibility of dialogue between him and Chinese President Xi Jinping after the Communist Party Congress later this year.

Answering to a question about him going back to Tibet, Dalai Lama said that he was not sure about that possibility anymore.

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