Dalai Lama’s visit to northeastern states so far

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Tbetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama hugs retired Assam Rifles guard Naren Chandra Das, the lone known survivor of a group of seven Indian personnel who were the first to receive the Dalai Lama on Indian soil after he fled Tibet, during an event in Guwahati . (PTI.)

Tbetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama hugs retired Assam Rifles guard Naren Chandra Das, the lone known survivor of a group of seven Indian personnel who were the first to receive the Dalai Lama on Indian soil after he fled Tibet, during an event in Guwahati . (PTI.)

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Buddhist followers hang prayer flags ahead of a visit by exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in Bomdila, in India's north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. (Biju BORO / AFP)

Buddhist followers hang prayer flags ahead of a visit by exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in Bomdila, in India's north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. (Biju BORO / AFP)

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The 81-year-old Dalai Lama is travelling by road, his first stop will be Bomdila, 180km short of Tawang, where he is expected on April 6. (Anupam Nath / AP)

The 81-year-old Dalai Lama is travelling by road, his first stop will be Bomdila, 180km short of Tawang, where he is expected on April 6. (Anupam Nath / AP)

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Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama wears a Japi, a traditional Assamese head gear, and greets the audience during the platinum jubilee celebrations of Assam Tribune newspaper . (Anupam Nath / AP)

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama wears a Japi, a traditional Assamese head gear, and greets the audience during the platinum jubilee celebrations of Assam Tribune newspaper . (Anupam Nath / AP)

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Tibetian Spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama presenting Indian National Flag to Ace mountaineer from Arunachal Pradesh Anshu Jamsenpa during the flag off ceremony of her Double Ascent Mt Everest Expedition 2017 in Guwahati. (PTI)

Tibetian Spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama presenting Indian National Flag to Ace mountaineer from Arunachal Pradesh Anshu Jamsenpa during the flag off ceremony of her Double Ascent Mt Everest Expedition 2017 in Guwahati. (PTI)

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The Dalai Lama is en route to the remote Tawang monastery in the northeast Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, where he first crossed into the country, and where he is scheduled to hold teachings. (Anupam Nath / AP)

The Dalai Lama is en route to the remote Tawang monastery in the northeast Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, where he first crossed into the country, and where he is scheduled to hold teachings. (Anupam Nath / AP)

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Tawang is an important Buddhist centre with a 400-year-old hilltop monastery but also holds a special place for the Tibetan leader who spent a few days in the Himalayan village after escaping the Chinese army in 1959. (Anupam Nath / AP)

Tawang is an important Buddhist centre with a 400-year-old hilltop monastery but also holds a special place for the Tibetan leader who spent a few days in the Himalayan village after escaping the Chinese army in 1959. (Anupam Nath / AP)

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (L) shakes hands with retired Assam Rifles personnel Naren Chandra Das. The Dalai Lama has had an emotional reunion with the Indian border guard who escorted him as he fled his native Tibet following a failed uprising nearly 60 years ago. The 81-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader, who has lived in exile ever since, was visibly emotional as he embraced the retired paramilitary guard on April 2 at the start of a visit to northeast India that has angered China. (Biju BORO / AFP)

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (L) shakes hands with retired Assam Rifles personnel Naren Chandra Das. The Dalai Lama has had an emotional reunion with the Indian border guard who escorted him as he fled his native Tibet following a failed uprising nearly 60 years ago. The 81-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader, who has lived in exile ever since, was visibly emotional as he embraced the retired paramilitary guard on April 2 at the start of a visit to northeast India that has angered China. (Biju BORO / AFP)

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Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama with Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit and state Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, lighting the lamp during a function in Guwahati . The Dalai Lama on April 1 started his tour of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh – which China claims is part of south Tibet. (PTI)

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama with Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit and state Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, lighting the lamp during a function in Guwahati . The Dalai Lama on April 1 started his tour of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh – which China claims is part of south Tibet. (PTI)

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The Tibetan spiritual leader’s trip is expected to fuel tensions between India and China over strategic issues such as China’s growing ties with India’s arch-rival Pakistan. China claims the region in the eastern Himalayas as ‘South Tibet’. (Anupam Nath / AP)

The Tibetan spiritual leader’s trip is expected to fuel tensions between India and China over strategic issues such as China’s growing ties with India’s arch-rival Pakistan. China claims the region in the eastern Himalayas as ‘South Tibet’. (Anupam Nath / AP)

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Tibetan Spiritual leader Dalai Lama with a Monk at Dibrugarh University in Dibrugarh . (PTI)

Tibetan Spiritual leader Dalai Lama with a Monk at Dibrugarh University in Dibrugarh . (PTI)

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Workers preparing a welcome gate near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh .The Dalai Lama was to arrive at Lumla near Tawang at 9.30am on Tuesday but because of heavy rain in Guwahati in neighbouring Assam his helicopter couldn’t take off. (HT photo)

Workers preparing a welcome gate near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh .The Dalai Lama was to arrive at Lumla near Tawang at 9.30am on Tuesday but because of heavy rain in Guwahati in neighbouring Assam his helicopter couldn’t take off. (HT photo)

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