TOI 1 May 2021
Historically Tibet has always been an independent State and a Buffer between India and China. Thus India’s Border Is With Tibet (Not China?)
Source: Collection of author’s maps
1. The word has had two views on Tibet’s freedom. One view is that Tibet is a part of China historically. The other view is that Tibet has been a free nation and has always enjoyed sovereignty over the ages. Let us analyse the latter argument to precipitate facts this way or the other. This will enable nations (including Europe and even the USA) to take a righteous stand at the world forum at the United Nations. In addition, the Chinese recent failed military aggression on the LAC creates a diplomatic window for India to change and renegotiate the border posturing to de novo alignments, in the period before the Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1949/1950. This fact, therefore, should also help India to go back to the pre-1962 position for all future border negotiations, which strictly should be done only, whenever Tibet becomes independent.
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