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India Woos Sri Lanka With Buddha’s Bones

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 25, 2011

By Vishal Arora, Religion News Service

NEW DELHI (RNS) India plans to lend rare fragments of the Buddha’s bones to Sri Lanka for the 2,600th anniversary of Buddha’s Enlightenment in May, and some see it as part of India’s strategy to gain a regional edge over neighboring China.

Indranil Banerjie, head of New Delhi-based think tank Security and Political Risk Analysis, said India’s move to enhance its “existential bond” with a Sri Lanka’s Buddhist heritage could have a powerful influence. Read the rest of this entry »

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