Guest lecture on Tibet factor in India - China Relations
( Dept. of Political Science )

Indo-Tibetan Relations discussed at SJEC
On September 18, The Tibet Policy Institute (TPI), Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh in association with St. Joseph’s Evening College (SJEC), Bengaluru organised a talk on Indo-Tibet relations at St Joseph’s Evening College.

The resource persons were Mr. Tenzin Lekshay La, Deputy Director of TPI and Dr. Rinzin Dorjee La, a researcher. The talk focused on the economic, social and religious factors that bind the two countries and the future uncertainties.

Tenzin Lekshay, deputy director of the Tibet Policy Institute gave a historical perspective on various factors concerning India, Tibet and China.

Dr.Rinzin Dorjee, a scholar on Tibet policy, talked about China’s transformation from religious oppression to soft-power religious diplomacy. He gave various real-world examples of the strategies, intentions and plans of the Chinese government in taking claim of the characteristics of the Buddhist religion, and undermine the Indo-Tibet’s religious significance.

Rinzin concluded the event with a note to the people of India and the government to understand the ill-intentions of the Chinese government and take active participation in building closer ties with Tibet.