PM wishes Dalai Lama, sends message to China

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In a move that has both spiritual and foreign policy implications, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the Dalai Lama on his birthday on Tuesday. This is the first time Modi openly acknowledged contact with the Tibetan spiritual leader in years. Coming at a time when India-China relations are at their most tenuous, the PM’s action on Tuesday will resonate both in Beijing and other parts of the world.