India should adopt tougher positions on Tibet and Taiwan as it recalibrates ties with Beijing after China’s border aggression
Last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi set a cat among the pigeons when he did something that might be considered rather mundane in usual circumstances. He wished Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama publicly on his 86th birthday. In his Twitter message, Modi wrote: “Spoke on phone to His Holiness the Dalai Lama to convey greetings on his 86th birthday. We wish him a long and healthy life." But, as this was the first time since 2015 that the Prime Minister was publicly greeting the Dalai Lama on his birthday, it has naturally raised a whole set of questions about India’s China policy at large.