Dalai can’t spoil Sino-India ties: People’s Daily

Dalai Lama`s recent claim that `he is a son of India` was aimed at "trapping" New Delhi, the state media reported.

Last Updated: Jul 28, 2010, 21:59 PM IST

Beijing: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama`s recent claim that `he is a son of India` was aimed at "trapping" New Delhi, the state media reported on Wednesday, adding that his tactics would not work as both India and China have evolved a "consensus" to develop friendly ties.

"There is a key problem which needs to be resolved before the Dalai Lama claimed himself as `the son of India`. That is no one accepts him as a son either from the government or the locals of India," a write up in the ruling Communist Party mouthpiece `People`s Daily` said.

"Besides of lack of sincerity and enough efforts, there is a more important reason for that. The mainstream consensus is to develop friendly and cooperative relations between China and India," it said.

The write up also derided his reported remarks that "India as my country and if you open my brain I am 100 per cent Indian" and that he is an "Indian envoy". It also mocked him for his comments that he trying to turn vegetarian.

Referring to Dalai Lama`s remarks in a Indian TV interview that Indian government followed a "over cautious policy" towards China and Tibet, it said "such a scheme to put India into a trap will not work".

This is the second time in the last two months that the newspaper attacked the Tibetan monk targeting him for his "son of India" remarks. Beijing views the 14th Dalai Lama as a separatist seeking to break Tibet from Chinese control. The 75-year-old Tibetan monk stays at Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh and heads the government-in-exile.

-PTI