October 6, 2009
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No Strain in China Ties over His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Visit: IndiaThursday, 5 November 2009, 10:14 a.m.

Dharamshala: The
Indian government on Wednesday denied any strain in its bilateral
relations with China due to His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s visit to
Arunachal Pradesh.”There is no strain in bilateral ties,”
Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao told reporters in New Delhi when asked
whether His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s scheduled visit to Tawang on 8
November had damaged ties between the two countries, the Indo Asian News Service reported.A
Chinese foreign ministry spokesman on Tuesday made unfounded
allegations that His Holiness the Dalai Lama engaged in damaging
relations between China and other countries.Describing the
relationship with China as “complex”, the Indian foreign secretary said
the rise of India and China was “a source of dynamism” in the region
and the world.Speaking at a seminar on South Asia organised by
the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), Rao stressed
that despite “outstanding issues”, India-China ties were set to acquire
“greater dynamism and relevance” in days to come.His Holiness
the Dalai Lama, who is in Japan on a five-day visit, said Saturday that
“the Chinese government politicises too much wherever he go.” “Where I
go is not political,” His Holiness added.”I am surprised the
Chinese government is negative about my visit,” His Holiness said. “If
it creates some problems, that is sad.”

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