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India watching situation in Tibet
March 15, 2008 17:46 IST
As Tibet got engulfed in widespread violence following anti-China protests, India on Saturday said it was watching the situation and the government is expected to come out with its views on the developments in a day or two.
"We are watching the situation (in Tibet)," External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee told reporters in Chandigarh on the sidelines of a conference when asked about the developments in the Himalayan region.
Since Prime Minister Manmohan Singh [Images] was out of New Delhi on Friday, the issue could not be discussed, Mukherjee said, adding, "We will respond in a day or two."
Violence erupted in Lhasa on Friday when protesters led by Buddhist monks clashed with Chinese troops and burnt vehicles and shops in the biggest and angriest demonstrations in two decades against the Chinese rule.
Ten people have died in the violence.