- The Dalai Lama arrived in Bomdila late on 4 April for a nine-day visit to Arunachal Pradesh
- China lodged a protest with India’s ambassador over the Dalai Lama’s visit to the state
- Earlier, Beijing said the visit has ‘seriously damaged ties with India’
- The Dalai Lama is scheduled to address a gathering at Dirang Monastery on 6 April
Beijing Has No Right to Threaten Delhi on Dalai Lama's Movement: Arunachal CM
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday said China has "no right to threaten" India over Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama's movements in Arunachal Pradesh, which, he said, shares a border with "Tibet and not China".
Beijing has no right to threaten Delhi on the Dalai Lama’s movement within the country as India shares boundary with Tibet and not China. China has no business telling us what to do and what not to do because it is not our next-door neighbour.Pema Khandu to IANS
China Lodges Protest with India's Ambassador in Beijing
China said today it has lodged a diplomatic protest with India for allowing the Dalai Lama to visit the "disputed" parts of Arunachal Pradesh.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry said it has lodged the protest with India's Ambassador in Beijing, Vijay Gokhale.
Dalai Lama's Visit Seriously Damaged Ties with India: China
China said on Wednesday that it plans to lodge a diplomatic protest with India for "obstinately" allowing the Dalai Lama to visit "disputed" Arunachal Pradesh, causing "serious damage" to bilateral ties
Speaking to reporters, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said:
India, in disregard to China’s concerns, obstinately arranged the Dalai Lama’s visit to the disputed part of the eastern part of the China-India border causing serious damage to China’s interests and China-India relations.
China firmly opposes this move and will make representations to the Indian side, she added.