Sela Pass in Arunachal Pradesh rathinasviewspace
Much of what forms Arunachal Pradesh, China recognises it as a part of South Tibet and calls it Zhang Nan.
Bomdila Monastery in Arunachal rathinasviewspace
China also warned India to not further complicate matters on the China-India border and not give the Dalai Lama clique a platform for its anti-China separatist activities.
Dalai Lama and Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh releasing a set up prints and books at the start of celebrations honoring His Holiness’s 80th birthday at the Main Tibetan Temple in Dharamsla dalailama
India’s foreign ministry is of the view that the Dalai Lama is a revered spiritual figure and as an honoured guest of India, he is absolutely free to travel to any part of the country.
Earlier, China strongly objected the visit of US ambassador to India Richard Verma to Arunachal Pradesh, seeing it as a demonstration that US considers Arunachal an integral part of India.
Earlier in April, Chinese foreign ministry had objected when the US consul general in Kolkata, Craig L. Hall reiterated that US “is absolutely clear” that Arunachal is India territory.
China’s opposition is significant at a time when New Delhi’s ties with Beijing have been strained not only over the Chinese raising obstacles to Indian membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, but also for the cover provided to Pakistan in multilateral bodies.