During the India-China Special Representative border resolution talks, State Councilor Wang Yi apparently wanted to discuss the status of Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh as part of the talks. His Indian interlocutor, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, reportedly told Councilor Wang that they should end the talks for good, as Tawang is non-negotiable for India. Three years ago the 22nd round of SR interview was held on this day.
While opposition parties predictably made a fuss about the PLA’s transgression on the Yangtze Plateau, northeast of Tawang, on December 9, the same thing happened on October 27, 2021, and has been happening since the 1986-87 Sumdoron Chu incident by the brave Indian Army. . Major General K Sundarji retaliated to the PLA intrusions with counter deployments without even consulting the then Rajiv Gandhi government.
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This time too, the Indian Army prepared for the transgression and repelled it as the PLA’s main objective of this annual transgression is to stake a claim on the Yangtze plateau and mark the territory under Indian Army control as disputed. To say that the Indian Army or intelligence was caught off guard is a lie.
The Yangzte Plateau is about 15 kilometers long and 10 kilometers wide with an elevation of 14,000 to 17,000 feet. The plateau is critical to the defense of Tawang as it gives the Indian Army the advantage to dominate Chinese positions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and gives them a commanding lead in the event of a surprise PLA attack in the area to gain a tactical advantage in Tawang. town. But there is more to Tawang, which fell to the PLA thanks to inadequate military and political leadership during the 1962 war.
The Tawang and Yangtze are key to Tibetan Buddhism, which the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) is trying to co-opt as part of the Sinicization of Tibet. Tawang is the birthplace of the sixth Dalai Lama Tsangyang Gyatso, who was the reincarnation of the fifth Dalai Lama Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso, or the Great Fifth, the first Dalai Lama to become the spiritual and temporal head of Tibet.
As Tawang is the birthplace of the sixth Dalai Lama, this gives India permanent status in the holy institution of the Dalai Lama. The 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso fled to India to escape Chinese oppression during the 1959 Tibetan uprising and crossed over to Tawang on March 30, 1959.
Tawang’s importance to Tibetan Buddhism dates back centuries before the 14th Dalai Lama crossed over from occupied Tibet in 1959. VIII. In the 17th century, the master of Tantric Buddhism Padmasambhava crossed over to Tibet via Tawang, after teaching the Vajra master at Nalanda University. . It is said that while on a mission to spread Tantric Buddhism in Tibet, Padmasambhava, also known as Guru Rinpoche, threw 108 prayer beads into the Yangtze, resulting in 108 waterfalls to this day.
While the Dalai Lama is the head of the Gelugpa school, Padmasambhava founded the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. Kagyu and Sakya are two other schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
Because of the Padmasambhava legend, the Yangtze Plateau is a holy site for Buddhists on both sides of the LAC and is treated as a sacred place. 14. That the Dalai Lama prefers India to China’s occupied Tibet, and that he alone will decide that his reincarnation, not the Communist Party of China, is unsuitable for Xi Jinping’s regime.
While the 14th Dalai Lama claims to live to 110 biological years, who knows whether his successor may come from Tawang, the birthplace of the Sixth, or occupied Tibet.