"The Dalai Lama went to southern Tibet at this critical moment probably because of pressure from India," Hu Shisheng, a researcher of Southern Asian studies at the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations, told Beijing's Global Times,
"By doing so, he can please the country that has hosted him for years," he said.
He also said that Dalai Lama's visit to Arunachal state may reap anti-China sentiments among people in the Northern state.
"When the conflict gets sharper and sharper, the Chinese government will have to face it and solve it in a way India has designed," the researcher added.
The reaction from China came after Dalai Lama, on Sunday, Nov 9, said that Beijing's accusation about his visit was anti-China and damaging to India-China relations are 'baseless'.