Dalai Lama says Doka La standoff not very serious

Aug 10, 2017, 09:28 IST | Agencies

http://images.mid-day.com/images/2017/aug/PTI8_9_2017_000052B_4766225.jpgThe Dalai Lama at the lecture. Pic/PTI

Describing the ongoing Doka La standoff as "not very serious" 'the Dalai Lama yesterday invoked "Hindi Chini Bhai Bhai"'a catch phrase that defined Sino-India ties in the 1950s'stressing that the two neighbours have to live side by side in peace.

Asserting that any problem has to be resolved through talks'the 81-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader said the theme of 21st century should be dialogue."That's the only away. One side's retreat and defeat is an old-time thinking. In modern times'every country is dependent on each other'" he said'speaking at the Rajendra Mathur Memorial Lecture. "There is some tension'but I do not think it is very serious.We need to make distinction between people and governments. The other day'I mentioned that Hindi-Chini Bhai Bhai is the only way. India and China have to live side by side'" the Dalai Lama said.

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