By Lobsang Tenchoe
DHARAMSALA, Oct 5: Goa’s Director General of police (DIG) has directed the police force to keep extra vigil on possible protests by Tibetans against Chinese President Xi Jinping as the Indian coastal state prepares to host the 8th BRICS Summit.
“I got the input from IB that around 10,000 Tibetan youth under Tibet Youth Congress are likely to protest during the Chinese premier’s visit to the state for the BRICS Summit,” timesofindia.indiaties.com, quoted DIG Vimal Gupta as saying in its report, Oct 5.
DIG Gupta, relying on the IB inputs, was briefing around 1,500 Goa police personnel on BRICS security arrangements.
Top leaders of the five of BRICS member states, including Chinese President Xi Jinping, will attend the summit to be held in Goa from Oct 15 -16.
Suspecting Tibetans could adopt guerilla tactics to stage protest anywhere along the route of the Chinese President’s convoy, Gupta urged the police force to be on their mettle as protests could jeopardize their relation with China.