India-China border talks deferred over Dalai Lama row

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Dalai Lama
New Delhi, Nov 27: The border talks between India and China scheduled for Monday (Nov 28) have been indefinitely postponded after Beijing raised objections to a scheduled address by the Dalai Lama at a world Buddhist congregation in New Delhi.

According to source, Chines side call off the 15th round of talks between Special Representatives (SR) of both the side, scheduled for Nov 28-29 after India refused to accept their demand that the congregation which was to be addressed by the Tibetan spiritual leader be called off. Sources also revealed that India's foreign ministry extensively supported the event which will be attended by over 900 delegates from 46 countires. Chines believed that the event could be used political activities.

Meanwhile, Indian counterpart is believed to have communicate to China that the Global Buddhist Congregation was of religious nature and not a political event and it can not cancel the event.

However, Indian Ambassador to China, Jaishankar, who was scheduled to be present for the talks, will still be coming to New Delhi despite the postponement.

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