Lessons from History
July 2006, volume 30, No 7

The Dalai Lama’s flight from Lhasa in 1959, after Nehru had persuaded him to return home from India in 1956, and the hostile comment in the People’s Daily virtually accusing the Indian Prime Minister of instigating the revolt in Tibet, was, in Mehta’s opinion, the turning point. Previous warmth, built around the Panch Shila, gave way to conflict and confrontation.

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