Tawang is part of China, Dalai Lama visit to impact ties with India: Tibetan scholar

Beijing: Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh is ‘a part’ of China and India’s ‘unfriendly’ switch to allow the Dalai Lama to go to the town will negatively impression bilateral ties as a result of it entails ‘sensitive issues’ related to the border dispute, a excellent Tibetan scholar said on Thursday.

“Tawang is a part of Tibet and Tibet is a part of China. So Tawang is a part of China. There is not much problem here,” Lian Xiangmin, Director of updated evaluation of the Beijing-based China Tibetology Evaluation Centre, suggested the media in Beijing reiterating China’s declare over Tawang.

In a unusual interaction with the worldwide media, he said the Dalai Lama’s deliberate go to to Arunachal Pradesh, which China claims as part of south Tibet, is an ‘unfriendly’ switch on the part of India.

Elaborating China’s declare over Tawang, Lian said the Tawang Buddhist Monastery is part of the three essential Buddhist temples of Tibet the place monks of Tawang studied Buddhist ‘sutras’. Referring to the Dalai Lama’s deliberate go to to Arunachal Pradesh, he said in latest occasions the Indian authorities supported or made preparations for the Dalai Lama to go to Tawang space.

“It seems to us that it is not so friendly,” he said. All through his earlier go to to Tawang, “the Dalai Lama said Tawang part of India. This is against the facts. It is not true. It undermines the friendly relations between China and India,” he said.

“I hope to see friendly relations between India and China. We don’t want to see such a thing happening time and again. This time around the Indian government once again allowed the Dalai Lama to go to Tawang. This will only hurt the friendly relations between the two countries,” he said.

The Tibetan chief is anticipated to go to Tawang early subsequent month. “We all know that between India and China there is the boundary question. What we should do is not to touch the sensitive areas but such a visit by the Dalai Lama will touch the sensitive issue. This will undoubtedly negatively affect friendly relations. We do hope history and facts are respected by both the parties,” Lian said.