India Borders Tibet, Not China: Arunachal Chief Minister

India borders Tibet, not China said Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Pema Khandu in a response to the Chinese criticism against the Dalai Lama’s visit to the North East state of India. Despite continuous serious warnings pouring out from the Chinese authorities against the Dalai Lama’s visit, it has kick started from yesterday.

Pema Khandu said: “Let me get this straight. China has no business telling us what to do and what not to do because it is not our next-door neighbour.” which clearly indicated that Tibet comes in between India and China.

The Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister pointed out that the McMahon Line demarcates the boundary between India and Tibet and not China.

China invaded Tibet in 1959 following which the Dalai Lama led administrative body of Tibet fled into exile and set up the Central Tibetan Administration in India and it functions as an exiled government of Tibet. China claims a large portion of Indian state Arunachal Pradesh’s region as ‘South Tibet’ which they call as a part of China.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in Bomdila, Arunachal Pradesh yesterday by road after his helicopter conveyance was disturbed by stormy weather conditions. The entire trip has been accompanied by the Chief Minister Pema Khandu.

“He wanted to reach Tawang anyhow, and the weather could not deter him. Let’s hope his followers in Arunachal Pradesh get satisfaction from his discourses,” Khandu said before the Dalai Lama began the first of a series of spiritual teachings at Bomdila on Wednesday morning according to Hindustan Times.

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