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The Tibetans who fought the 1971 war

Dapon Ratuk Ngawang was one of the senior leaders of the Voluntary Freedom Fighter Force in Tibet, a Tibetan guerrilla outfit which fought Chinese rule and played a key role in the Dalai Lama's escape to India in March 1959. After the 1962 Sino-Indian border war, Ratuk Ngawang commanded the

October 17th, 2017|

A CIA-Trained Tibetan Freedom Fighter’s Undying Hope for Freedom

PANGONG LAKE, India—At dawn, the old man stood outside his home on the Indian side of Pangong Lake, thumbing his prayer beads and chanting, “Om mani padme hum.” The sun was rising from behind a wall of Himalayan peaks on the opposite shore, which was Tibet. The old man’s face,

October 13th, 2017|

An overview of the Non-violent struggle of the Tibetan people

In the late 1980's the big news was that peace was breaking out in Asia. One after the other, from Afghanistan to Cambodia, the killing fields happily reverted to their traditional role of feeding people. And Asia - or those regions racked by invasion and civil war - prepared for

October 13th, 2017|