Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama said on Thursday that he would rather take his last breath surrounded by the sincere and loving people of India, a free and open democracy, than among ‘artificial’ Chinese officials. He made these comments during a two-day dialogue with youth leaders at his residence in Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh during an interaction hosted by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). I have told the former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that I will live another 15-20 years, there is no doubt about it. When I die, I prefer to die in India. India is surrounded by people who show love, not something artificial. If I die surrounded by Chinese officials… too much artificial. I’d rather die in this country with free democracy,” the Dalai Lama said.