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India saw itself as a natural successor of the same relationship.

But the script got complicated as China invaded Tibet in 1950. In a now-famous letter to Nehru in November 1950, he warned of a two-front threat.

Delhi does not want to antagonise China, and clearly recognises its limitations.

But it provides home to Tibetan people as well as the government-in-exile, and is keen to emphasise the cultural connectivity between Tibet and India.

Sections of the establishment have sought to use it as leverage but with an extraordinary increase in Chinese power, India’s ability to play the ‘Tibet card’ has diminished even further.

Nehru and Tibet During colonial rule, British accepted Chinese ‘suzerainty’ – and not sovereignty -- over Tibet, but maintained independent diplomatic ties.

The same year, India also abstained when the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution calling for “respect for the fundamental human rights of the Tibetan people and their distinctive religion and culture”.

Even at this moment, Nehru was trying to pull off the same balancing act that was to mark Indian stance. They accused India of encouraging a “Chinese rebel”, wanting to create Tibet as a buffer state, and said, “Friends, it seems to us that you cannot have two fronts. ” Border tensions had escalated, and war broke out eventually, with India humiliated.

John Garver, author of a book on India-China ties, argues that Indian response on Tibet has been marked by a sense of weakness, “by a judgment that there was not really very much that India could do to alter the basic direction of developments regarding Tibet, and that the costs of doing so are unacceptably high”.But Gyalo Thondup, the brother of Tibet’s spiritual head Dalai Lama, has written of how Nehru had sent him three separate messages, asking Tibetans to mobilise militarily and offering Indian assistance.Thondup did not hear back from his own government for six months. In his recent autobiography, former diplomat MK Rasgotra reveals that Nehru twice sent a confidant to Lhasa to sound out the Dalai Lama’s cabinet about applying for UN membership.The period of focusing on the convergence rather than differences was short-lived though.The Dalai Lama arrives According to historian Srinath Raghavan, China suspected India had assisted Khampa rebels planning to launch a resistance in 1956.

John Garver, author of a book on India-China ties, argues that Indian response on Tibet has been marked by a sense of weakness, “by a judgment that there was not really very much that India could do to alter the basic direction of developments regarding Tibet, and that the costs of doing so are unacceptably high”.But Gyalo Thondup, the brother of Tibet’s spiritual head Dalai Lama, has written of how Nehru had sent him three separate messages, asking Tibetans to mobilise militarily and offering Indian assistance.Thondup did not hear back from his own government for six months. In his recent autobiography, former diplomat MK Rasgotra reveals that Nehru twice sent a confidant to Lhasa to sound out the Dalai Lama’s cabinet about applying for UN membership.The period of focusing on the convergence rather than differences was short-lived though.The Dalai Lama arrives According to historian Srinath Raghavan, China suspected India had assisted Khampa rebels planning to launch a resistance in 1956.Tibet only applied after the Chinese Army had invaded.