Watch: Rare visuals of Dalai Lama's escape in 1959 from Tibet to Tawang

CNN-IBN | Oct 19, 2012 at 11:24am

Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh was the battle ground, which saw the 1962 Sino-Indian conflict. But exactly three years before that in 1959, it was in Tawang itself that the Dalai Lama had arrived after his escape from Tibet. Here is a look at the rare film footage of that escape. After a 15 day trek, on 30th March in 1959, 24-year-old Dalai Lama crossed over to Tawang in the Northeast Frontier Agency.