Chinese pressure has caused an untimely wrapped of an ongoing visit by a Russian delegation to Dharamsala, the seat of the Tibetan Government-in-exile in northern India. Russia, a close ally of China, has sent an unexpected last minute signal on an unofficial delegation visiting Dharamsala, mainly to meet the exiled Tibetan leader, the Dalai Lama, and to have a better understanding about the Tibetan situation, cautioning them from carrying forward their remaining schedule.
The delegation included three members of State Duma (Lower House of Russian Parliament), Prime Minister of the Russia Republic of Kalmykia Mr Singleev Vladimir, and Vice Speaker of the Kalmykia Parliament Mr Ebikov Hongat. The delegation, on Saturday, met with the Dalai Lama before the three State Duma members had to leave for their country later on the very same day.
Some information for this report was provided by Phayul and Tibet International Post.