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Lobsang Sangay, President of the Tibetan government-in-exile | Photo: Central Tibetan Administration

China’s military adventurism is meant to distract from origins of Covid: Tibetan President

Lobsang Sangay, President of the Tibetan government-in-exile, says China is doing to India and its other neighbours what it did to his country in the 1950s.
Former Indian diplomat Phunchok Stobdan

Stobdan sorry for remarks on Dalai Lama but says spiritual leader also a ‘geopolitical entity’

Former diplomat Phunchok Stobdan says his comments that irked Ladakh monasteries were purely made from geopolitical standpoint and 'entirely in national interest'.
File image of the Dalai Lama | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Former diplomat Stobdan’s comments on Dalai Lama spark row, Leh markets shut on Monday

Two key Ladakh monasteries have demanded an apology from Phunchok Stobdan, who questioned the Dalai Lama’s silence on border tensions and even asked if he was collaborating with China.
File image of the Dalai Lama | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

When Dalai Lama was talking about asylum in India, Nehru almost fell asleep

In The Dalai Lama: An Extraordinary Life, Alexander Norman writes about the time the Dalai Lama came to India to discuss asylum, but Nehru had already made up his mind.
The Dalai Lama, the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader | Peter Foley/ Bloomberg News.

Dalai Lama succession issues should be taken up by UN, other international bodies, says US

US rejected China's claim that Beijing's approval was necessary in choosing the next Dalai Lama.
File image of the Dalai Lama | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Dalai Lama is at the centre of a new great game in Himalayas between India, China & Tibet

To add to the Dalai Lama’s misery, the United States has now reached the stage of effectively abandoning the Tibet issue.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi | File photo | Kamal Kishore | PTI

Saran says Modi govt ‘lacks coherence’, Krishna Kumar on ‘hatred’ in MP Dalit boys killing

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.
Bipin Rawat

Chinese soldiers did not intrude into Indian territory, says Army Chief Bipin Rawat

PLA may have only accompanied civilians who protested against Dalai Lama’s birthday celebrations last week at Demchok.
File photo of Narendra Modi with the Dalai Lama | tibet.net

Why Modi doesn’t mention the Dalai Lama anymore, while he rages against ‘enemy Pakistan’

China’s expanding presence inside India as well as on the borders has coincided with PM Modi giving way to what Beijing has wanted.
File image of PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping

India’s China policy is adrift, but Tibet & Dalai Lama can change that

The more India has aligned its Tibet stance with China’s position, the more Beijing has upped the ante, including claiming Arunachal as 'South Tibet'.

On Camera

Representational photos | Hindu priests perform evening prayers at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi | Kanishka Sonthalia/Bloomberg

Want to preserve secularism in India? Well, preserve the Hindu ethos first

Secularism in the Indian context would mean maintaining equidistance from  all religions. Unfortunately, that equidistance never happened.
Mukesh Ambani at ThePrint Off the Cuff

Mukesh Ambani is now world’s fourth richest man, overtakes Europe’s wealthiest

Reliance's shares have more than doubled from a low in March as its digital unit got billions in investments from companies including Facebook Inc. and Google.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Artillery guns, assault rifles, AFVs — Here’s a list of 101 items MoD won’t import in future

Contracts worth almost Rs 4 lakh crore will be placed with the domestic industry within the next six to seven years.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.