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NSA Doval will visit China amid recent meeting between rival Tibetan monks in France

New Delhi. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval’s proposed visit to China to discuss the development around the recent meeting between rival Tibetan monks in France.

Doval is expected to head to China towards the end of November for the Special Representative (SR) talks with State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

Doval had convened a meeting of the Tibet Study Group last week as reported by Hindu.

Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, met Trinley Thaye Dorje, another Tibetan Buddhist leader, who is said to be his rival, on October 11.

The meeting of the two monks in France was seen as a significant development in view of reports that Ogyen Trinley Dorje had refused to return to India from the U.S., where he has been living for more than a year now.

In a joint statement issued after the meeting, the two monks said they had met to sort out differences that had cropped up in the Karma Kagyu lineage.

The Centre had set up a Tibet Study Group a few years ago to specifically discuss developments around Ogyen Trinley Dorje.

A recommendatory body, the Tibet Study Group feeds inputs to the Chinese Study Group.

It comprises officials from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Intelligence Bureau (IB), Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

“The group gives inputs to the Cabinet whenever required,” said the official.

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