Bomdila, April 6: China has always been anxious about Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh; on Wednesday China said that this will damage the bilateral ties. To This Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister reiterated saying that ‘China has no business telling India what to do with regard to Dalai Lama’s movement in the country. What China needs to know is that it cannot speak about a border dispute in Arunachal Pradesh.’CM Pema Khandu who accompanied Dalai Lama during his visit from Guwahati to Bomdila on Wednesday said that ‘the Nobel laureate was the country's most respected guest since 1959 and Arunachal Pradesh deserves his visit more than any other place.’
China have been continuously poking opinions on the Dalai Lama’s visit to India, CM Khandu reiterated saying that, "China has no business telling us what to do and what not to do. It is not our next-door neighbour. India shares boundary with Tibet, not with China.” the McMahon Line demarcates the boundary between India and Tibet and not China, he also pointed out. Khandu further went on to add that China has no right to object because it is not even a next door neighbour.
China has been claiming that 90,000 square kilometres of Arunachal Pradesh. This has been denied by India. China has been warning India since long about this issue. This is the Dalai Lama's sixth visit to Arunachal Pradesh as a state guest since 1983 and he has been to Tawang every time except in December 1996. His last visit in 2009 was planned exactly 50 years after he had crossed through Arunachal Pradesh, then North East Frontier Agency, after escaping from Lhasa.