World Watches India's Response to Tibet

Reliant on Communist Party support and surrounded by countries with deep ties to China, India's government faces a frightening choice
Tibetan activists protesting in New Delhi on Mar. 21 to mark a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the Dalai Lama AFP PHOTO/ Manpreet ROMANA

Spring has already arrived in Dharamsala, the bucolic hillside community in India's northern state of Himachal Pradesh. The air is cool, but the hills are lush with flowers. The Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of 6 million Tibetans who lives in exile here in India, is in residence in the monastery that sits atop one of the highest points overlooking the Kangra Valley. In the stillness, the gentle chanting of the Tibetan monks can be heard from a distance.

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