India should support Tibet's historical status as an Independent country: Former Defence Minister.

July 20, 2017

(L) Mulayam Singh Yadav speaking in Lok Sabha, (R) Map of India, Tibet, China/

NEW DELHI: Party leader and former Defence Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday raised the issue of Tibet in the Parliament. India's former Defence Minister said that India's stand on Tibet, a reference to its acceptance that the region was part of China, was a "mistake" and the time has come to support its status as an historically independent country as it had been a traditional buffer between the two big nations.

He also urged the Indian Central Government to give maximum support to His Holinesss the Dalai Lama.

Speaking during the zero hour, Yadav called China India's "real enemy" rather than Pakistan and claimed that China was ready to attack India in collaboration with Pakistan.

"If need be, we should have a rethink on diplomatic relations with China," Yadav said.

The veteran leader also demanded a "ban on Chinese products in India in the nation's interest".