3 April 1959: Diplomatic sources say the Tibetan leader will be granted asylum by the Indian government
New Delhi, April 2.
The Dalai Lama has reached safety on Indian soil, foiling the tens of thousands of Chinese soldiers and paratroops who tried to hunt him down, according to diplomatic sources here to-night. The sources said the Tibetan ruler will be granted asylum by the Indian Government.
Link : Chinese say Dalai Lama is in India – archive, 3 April 1959