The statement that was issued by the Modi government early October 27 morning said…
“There is no bar on Dalai Lama visiting any place in India hence Arunachal visit in March next year is technically not a problem.”
Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu. The Hans India
The dates of the visit though are not clear yet, it is currently slated for the second week of March 2017 and he is expected to stay there at least for few days.
Earlier this month China had also raised voice against US ambassador Richard Verma’s visiting Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh to attend the Tawang Festival.
US ambassador Richard Verma (L) during his Tawang visit. Twitter
At that time India had dismissed them by saying that his visit to Tawang was nothing unusual as Arunachal is an “integral part of India”.
Thus every time Dalai Lama visits any north-eastern state, China has always vociferously raised objections to it.