The Dalai Lama arrived in India on March 31, 1959. He was immediately granted asylum by the Prime Minister
First meeting with the Dalai Lama – April 3
Lyou Hsia [Liushar] Thubten, Foreign Minister, Kungo Shase [Shashur
Shape], Minister and Chichyap Khempu [Kempo], Secretary to the Dalai
Lama came to see me soon after their arrival in Lumla.
The Dalai Lama Press Conference in Mussorie – June 20
At his first press conference in India, on 20 June 1959 at Mussoorie, the Dalai Lama told the story of the Tibetan rebellion in his own words. The following statement was issued to the newspapermen before the Dalai Lama answered questions: