In January 2002, while Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji was addressing Indian business tycoons in Mumbai’s Oberoi Towers, Tsundue scaled scaffolding to the 14th floor to unfurl a Tibetan national flag and a FREE TIBET banner.
In April 2005 he repeated a similar stunning one-man protest when Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao was visiting Bangalore.
Because of these daring protest actions, Tsundue is often detained and is under police surveillance whenever Chinese leaders visit India.
Tsundue writes about his action at Oberoi
- My Week: Rebel With A Cause
20 January 2002
Tsundue writes about his actions before climbing the Oberoi Towers.
- Why I’ll climb more scaffolding and towers
1 November 2002
We have known the Chinese for long as a difficult neighbour. We know we are fighting a losing battle, with the world given up on us. We may perish, but for India it will leave a cancerous wound along its 3,500-km permanent border with China.