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At wit’s end, India resorts to Dalai Lama card

2017-08-12 09:14:53       source:Global Times

August 10, 2017

Weighing in on the China-India border standoff in Doklam, the Dalai Lama on Wednesday sided with India with ostensibly impartial remarks. He said two big nations don't have the ability to eliminate or defeat the other, so they have to live side by side. He also said: "This century should be a century of dialogue. One-side victory, one-side defeat is old thinking. Destruction of your neighbor is destruction of yourself. The only way is through talks."

The Dalai Lama should hold these seemingly peace-loving and universally applicable words until the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) kick Indian troops out of Chinese territory, or even when the PLA hits back and steps on Indian soil. He will be better placed then to call for India to have dialogue and maintain peace with China.

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