Dalai Lama said the propaganda machinery was responsible for complicating things between the nations. "I do not think it is very serious. India and China have to live side by side," the Dalai Lama said in a program organized by the editor's guild of India in New Delhi.
India's border forces and Chinese troops are confronting each other at disputed Doklam site and a section of the media has been speculating an escalation in conflict. The tension was triggered after Indian troops allegedly trespassed into the Chinese territory to stop a Chinese patrol party form conducting a survey in the area for building a road towards Jampheri Ridge.
India had granted political asylum to the Dalai Lama who fled his homeland nearly six decades ago, as a young monk of 24, to save himself from the Chinese Army, who sought to crush the mass uprising in Tibet against what they described as "China's imperialist designs." Since then, the Dalai Lama has been one of the many contentions between the two Asian rivals as China suspects India of providing assistance to the Buddhist spiritual leader in spearheading a revolution aimed at ending China's control over Tibet.