On the way to exile in India, the 14th Dalai Lama arrived on March 26, 1959 in Lhuntse Dzong, where he rejected the “17-point agreement” as having “fallen on the Tibetan government and people at gunpoint”[15] and reaffirmed his government as the sole legitimate representative of Tibet. [16] [20] On June 20, 1959, at a press conference in Mussoorie on June 14, 1959, the Dalai Lama again rejected the agreement and declared, “Since China itself has violated the terms of its own agreement, there can no longer be a legal basis for recognizing it.” [16] The 17-point agreement recognized Tibet as an autonomous and autonomous community within the borders of the People`s Republic of China. Today, this position is the basis of the Dalai Lama`s approach to the Central Way, which aspires to true autonomy for Tibetans in the People`s Republic of China (www.tibet.net/en/index.php?id=115&rmenuid=11).