There have been debates from a long time as India should not invite The Dalai Lama to Arunachal as China is against it. Though India never described any resistance and always applauded for his visit. But this time when China is continually poking India for his visit, India said "Arunachal Pradesh is an inseparable part of India and China should not object to his visit and interfere in India's internal affairs".
The 81-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has visited the north-eastern state in the past, and that "no additional colour should be ascribed to his religious and spiritual activities and visits to various states of India."
China claims the region in the eastern Himalayas as "South Tibet", and regularly denounces foreign leaders' visits to the region as attempts to reinfrain India's territorial claims. India has said firmly that Arunachal is an integral part of India and that China should respect that.
China, which claims that the Dalai Lama is a dangerous separatist, said on Friday it was "resolutely opposed" to visit, and urged India to "avoid taking any actions that would further complicate the border issue".