Neighbourhood Studies
Tibet
Tibet is Headed for Major Changes

The People's Daily on March 25, 2021, published a lengthy 3975-character article authored by Che Dalha (in Chinese: Qi Zala), Chairman of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR). Che Dalha’s important article, which included nine mentions of Xi Jinping...

Influences and Performance of Intelligence: Assessment of Intelligence Inputs in 2020 Ladakh Military Standoff

‘The further one looks back, the further he looks ahead’

Historically, military might alone served as the primary instrument of national power and for securing national interests. Later diplomacy, economic power, science and...

तिब्बती बौद्धधर्म : भारत की सॉफ्ट पॉवर कूटनीति के स्रोत और शक्ति

तिब्बत, भारत और चीन के संबंध को क्लाउड एर्पी के शब्दों में बेहतर तरीके से व्याख्यायित किया गया है। क्लाउड एक ख्यात इतिहासकार और पत्रकार हैं, जिन्होंने धारवाहिक रूप से तिब्बत, भारत और चीन पर किताबें लिखी हैं। इनके अलावा, उन्होंने दि फेट ऑफ तिब्बत...

New US- China Cold War on Tibet and Take Aways for India

(The tone and temper of the two latest laws of the USA on Tibet and Xinjiang that US-China honeymoon is over and we should be ready to witness a new phase of US-China cold war. Extraordinary coordination between Republicans and Democrats in...

US Takes First Step towards Recognising Tibetan Government-in-Exile: the Myth of Historic Chinese Suzerainty over Tibet

On 22nd of December, the United States finally decided to dust off its ‘Tibet inertia’ by passing the Tibetan Policy and Support Act of 2020 (TPSA), acknowledging the exclusive right of Tibetans only to choose a successor to the Dalai Lama. The...

Tibetan Buddhism: A Source and Strength of India’s Soft Power Diplomacy

The relations between Tibet, India and China are best illustrated in the words of Claude Arpi, a noted historian and journalist who has written a series of important books on Tibet, India and China, including, The Fate of Tibet: When the Big...

China’s Role in Eroding Tibetan Identity: Religious and Cultural Issues

Four years after passing a similar law in Xinjiang, the Chinese government passed the “Regulations on the Establishment of a Model Area for Ethnic Unity and Progress” in Tibet earlier this year. This contentious new law identifies Tibet “an...

Socio-Political and Economic Conditions of Tibetan Refugees in India: A Case Study of Dharamsala

This paper highlights the general resettlement programs introduced by His Holiness the Dalai Lama with the support from Indian government and also include the overall socio- political and economic conditions of Tibetan refugees in India for the...

“…We are fighting for Tibetan Dignity, Tibetan Identity, Tibetan Freedom, and what we are seeking is Equality…”

Thank you very much Ajit Dovalji for your very kind and generous introduction and Mr. T.C.A. Rangachari and others for organising the Conference today. It is a great honour to be in the presence of so many esteemed guests and I would like to...

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