A Tibetan exile set himself on fire in New Delhi, the Indian capital, during a protest against the upcoming visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao to India.

The Tibetan exile, identified as Jamphel Yeshi, was taken to hospital after his extreme step Monday, but his present condition remains unknown. The incident was the latest in a string of self-immolations to protest against Chinese control over Tibet.

Hu will be in India on March 29 to attend the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Summit.

In November 2011, a 35-year-old Tibetan Buddhist nun, Palden Choetso, burned herself to death on the street in Daofu, Tibet, in protest of Chinese occupation.

At least 16 Tibetans are believed to have died after setting themselves on fire in protest since March 2011. Most of them are Buddhist monks in Tibetan parts of Sichuan and Gansu provinces, next to what China calls the Tibet Autonomous Region, according to Reuters.

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Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has praised them for their courage, but has said he does not encourage self-immolation.

Browse through the slideshow to view the latest pictures of self-immolation by Tibetans.