In response to a query regarding a recent media report on the Government's position on His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Official Spokesperson said:
"Government of India’s position on His Holiness the Dalai Lama is clear and consistent. He is a revered religious leader and is deeply respected by the people of India. There is no change in that position. His Holiness is accorded all freedom to carry out his religious activities in India."