Imphal: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said on Wednesday on his first visit to Manipur capital Imphal said there are no Muslim or Christian terrorists because terrorists are no more religious once they embrace terrorism.” People cease to be Muslim, Christian or any group the moment they became terrorists” where his exact words. He also went on to add "India is historically a multi-religion nation. So different people, different communities have a different belief and they must preserve that. But no one religious group has the right to convert or propagate. That is wrong.” He made a distinction between preserving or practicing religion and propagating it. The latter, he said, "is not good".
When questioned about the recent standoff between India and China over the Doklam issue , he said while such incidents may continue to happen, the two countries were unlikely to go to war because there would be no clear winners. He said “India and China are great nations, none have the ability to defeat the other, both have to live beside each other, in border areas some problem, but I do not think this will ever become anything serious”.