In what seems to be a move aimed at a showcase of controlled aggression to China, Arunachal Pradesh will see the visit of Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama early in 2017. Narendra Modi-led government has cleared his visit, even after the recent hosting of US envoy received a lot of protests from our neighbor.
According to a report in The Hindu, the invitation to Dalai Lama was extended on October 9, with an aim to make his followers in Arunachal meet the spiritual leader. He will be in the state for a fortnight and visit Tawang, Itanagar and other eastern parts of Arunachal.
Meanwhile, US envoy Richar Verma’s October 21 visit to Arunachal received a lot of protests and criticism from China, but the Ministry of External Affairs had dismissed their opposition saying that the northeastern state is an important and integral part of India. China, however, claimed that it is a disputed region between the two countries.
Be it strengthening of Indian Army in Arunachal Pradesh, showing its presence in the International Tribune for South China Sea or this move to invite Dalai Lama to visit Arunachal Pradesh, the taming of the Red Dragon has probably been one of the best International strategic moves made by the Modi Government.