Special Frontier Force: Formed after 1962 war with China, secretive outfit was trained by IB, CIA and R&AW
It is important to note that the SFF is not part of the Indian Army but rather falls under under the Directorate General of Security (DGS), a covert organisation operating under the Cabinet Secretariat.
Refugee policies in Brazil, Uganda, Turkey offer lessons for India, but realities of influx, political contexts cannot be ignored
In the first part of this series, we analysed refugee policy in three countries that, like India, have also not signed the RC51 (and its1967 Protocol) – Bangladesh, Lebanon, and Jordan. In this part, we will explore the refugee policy regimes of key countries in the Global South that have – Brazil, Turkey, and Uganda.
Opening up India's borders for refugees isn't a zero sum game, nation can learn from Bangladesh, Jordan, Lebanon
Over the years, despite no national framework, India has followed a relatively generous, though ad-hoc, approach to incoming refugees. Considering this strong historical record, the recent Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) building on the 2015 amendments to the Foreigner Act Rules, appears particularly arbitrary.
Congress expresses concern over reports of Chinese Army crossing Line of Actual Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh
Congress expressed strong concern over reports of the Chinese Army crossing the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh division of Jammu and Kashmir.
Tibetans, both men and women, pray not to be reborn as a woman but as a man in their next life.
A fiction film is always a good way to pass on a message to audiences, say Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam
Centre working on policy for Chinese Buddhist monks who wish to meet Dalai Lama in India, says report
Centre is working on a policy for Chinese Buddhist monks who wish to meet the Dalai Lama in India.
Fearing erosion of culture and resources, Arunachal Pradesh's indigenous tribes oppose Citizenship Amendment Bill
Arunachal Pradesh is seeing strong opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Bill, which, if passed, will allow persecuted refugees to apply for citizenship.
Chinese officials rule out arson at Tibet's renowned Jokhang Monastery fire on Saturday after investigation
Chinese officials have ruled out any human factor after preliminary investigation into the fire that broke out at Tibet's most sacred Buddhist temple Jokhang Monastery, which is included on UNESCO's World Heritage list
Tibet does not seek independence from China but wants greater development, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said.
The decision to grant voting rights to people from Tibet born in India, has divided the community ahead of the Himachal Pradesh election to be held next week.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Saturday said that Tibetans were not demanding Indian citizenship. About 7,000 Tibetans are said to be in Arunachal.
Arunachal Pradesh government on Saturday asked the Opposition Congress to stop politicising the Chakma, Hajong refugees issue and to work together for a logical solution.
The guideline states Tibetans may be allowed to undertake any economic activity and are permitted to take jobs for which they are professionally qualified
World Day Against Child Labour 2017: UN says 170 million kids being exploited; governments need to step up
A recent UNICEF report highlighted that children account for more than half the world’s refugees even as they comprise only a third of the world’s population.
Trump administration makes 'tough choices,' proposes zero aid to Tibetans; wants other countries to follow suit
President Donald Trump has proposed zero aid in 2018 to the Tibetans, reversing the decades-old American policy of providing financial assistance to the community for safeguarding their distinct identity.
India has reportedly decided to expel three journalists from China working with Xinhua news agency following “concerns” flagged by intelligence agencies.
He said the Tibetan people were grateful to the US for encouraging dialogue between the Dalai Lama and Chinese authorities to lower tension.
Hundreds of Tibetans join funeral procession of Dorje Tsering who killed himself to protest Chinese rule
Dorje Tsering died from cardiac arrest on Thursday after setting himself ablaze at a housing settlement for Tibetan refugees in Dehradun.