India-China standoff: All party meet today; Rajnath and Sushma to brief opposition leaders
Source :News Bharati English   Date :14-Jul-2017

New Delhi, July 14: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has called for an all party meet on Friday in the wake of India-China standoff in Sikkim. The meeting comes on the close heels of China demanding India to withdraw its troops from Doklam for any further dialogue over the issue.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh and EAM Sushma Swaraj will brief leaders of opposition parties on the stand-off with China. Leaders of various opposition parties have been invited for the meeting. In the meeting, the two ministers will give a detailed presentation on the prevailing situation along the Sino-Indian border and the government action on these.

The government aims at building a consensus among political parties to deal with its biggest neighbour China ahead of Parliament session beginning on Monday. The Opposition has been criticizing the government for the way it has handled the China and is planning to raise these issues in the Parliament.

China and India have been engaged in a standoff in the Doklam area near the Bhutan tri-junction for the past three weeks after a Chinese Army's construction party attempted to build a road. China has accused India of tresspassing into the region, besides hinting at possibility of war over the dispute.

Meanwhile, China's Foreign Ministry has said that China is willing and ready to play a constructive role in improving Indo-Pak ties. Addressing a press conference, a spokesperson said that conflict between the two important countries in South Asia is neither conducive to their own stability and development nor regional peace and tranquility.