Parliamentary panel studying Doklam issue

The Parliamentary Committee on External Affairs plans to submit a comprehensive report on China-India ties next year and is looking at the “extremely topical” Doklam issue, panel chairman Shashi Tharoor has said.

Mr. Tharoor said the panel wanted to take a comprehensive look at the India-China ties by understanding their trade and political relations, cooperation in international bodies and the Chinese attitude on India’s membership bid for the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), on terrorism and Pakistan among other aspects.

“Just as this year we submitted to Parliament a report on Indo-Pakistan relations, similarly for next summer we want to submit a report on Sino-Indian relations,” the former Minister of State for External Affairs said. The Committee held two meetings on the Doklam situation last month.

At the first meeting where the panel’s members were briefed by Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi had raised questions on media reports of Chinese action in Doklam, a member present at the meeting had said on condition of anonymity.

The second meeting was briefed by Mr. Jaishankar, Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra.

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