Government calls Opposition meet over stand-off with China

Sources confirmed that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has personally called some Opposition leaders, requesting them to attend the briefing on this issue. The meeting is likely to be organised at the residence of Home Minister Rajnath Singh

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:July 13, 2017 7:34 am
India-China, NDA government, opposition, india-china stand off, govt-opposition meeting The current military stand-off with China has drawn public attention in the wake of provocative statements from the Chinese foreign office in the run-up to the G-20 summit last week.

GIVEN THE sensitive nature of the military stand-off with China in the Sikkim sector, the government has called a meeting of top Opposition leaders to sensitise them about the situation ahead of the monsoon session of Parliament that begins early next week.

Sources confirmed that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has personally called some Opposition leaders, requesting them to attend the briefing on this issue. The meeting is likely to be organised at the residence of Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

The current military stand-off with China has drawn public attention in the wake of provocative statements from the Chinese foreign office in the run-up to the G-20 summit last week.

India-China relations have been delicately balanced over a host of differences, including the boundary between the two countries. Given the sensitive nature of bilateral relations between the two countries, the government is keen to keep the opposition parties in the loop on this issue.

This meeting will also help the Opposition parties calibrate their statements in Parliament so as to avoid making remarks that may impinge adversely against the bilateral relations between the two countries.

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    Rakesh Pandit
    Jul 13, 2017 at 2:42 pm
    India can now start building deeper relations with all 14 countrues sorrounding China. These slit eyed s have made enemies with all except pakustan as porkis have agreed to be their slaves.
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      Parth Garg
      Jul 13, 2017 at 2:17 pm
      Why call opposition when the government has a force of millions of RSS workers and Cow Vigilantes.
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        vijay
        Jul 13, 2017 at 11:46 am
        Chinese always have the hidden agenda....They are the biggest threat for india....as late.. geoge fernndes .....our former defence minister has said..We should speak their own language which they understand....we must involve in tibet....hongkong...xinjiang.....taian and make china to feel the pain.....let no indians usee any chinese goods.....everyone knows their goods are not reliable in quality as such they are......get all the world countries on our side.....let us see where they will sell all their goods...
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          Kamal Pasha
          Jul 13, 2017 at 12:43 pm
          Vijay : You can not get the whole world on you side without allowing them to eat beef.
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            Sujata Mukherhee
            Jul 13, 2017 at 5:26 pm
            What a strange statement! So you can't have any diplomatic relationship with France if you don't eat snake.
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              Sujata Mukherhee
              Jul 13, 2017 at 5:31 pm
              I mean frog
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              Loveindra Chadha
              Jul 13, 2017 at 1:24 pm
              I agree with the above comments, we must in our own way start raining the Tibet issue, if the Chinese can rake up a settled issue why not us as well. Make Dalai Lama the front probably and hit them hard, but slowly raise it in world forum's
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              Kamal Pasha
              Jul 13, 2017 at 11:36 am
              India can not survive by bulling her neighbours. India should improve the lives of millions who have never slept with 3 meals a day.
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                Rakesh Pandit
                Jul 13, 2017 at 2:38 pm
                Komal pasha, what time you eat? We allow 3 meals a day to beggars of your type everyday.
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                yash sehgal
                Jul 13, 2017 at 11:12 am
                Unreasonable to call opposition for such meetings. mies r on china's pay roll.. Ehat wud they shout like hurriat of kshmir.."china is a stake holder in indian territory.." Whats the need to call n give undue importance to congies, commies, sikulars ñ kejru brigade ..
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                  Dasari
                  Jul 13, 2017 at 11:11 am
                  A right step in right direction. Rahul must have met Sushma Swaraj before venturing to meet Chinese Ambassador to show patriotism and to believe India. Let India take the Chinese aggression in most serious terms and equip the border with reinforcements in artillery, more BRAHMOS missiles, and IAF squadrons as Chinese have intention to start the skirmishes and occupy Arunachal Pradesh whose cities have been recently named in Chinese with an eye of capturing the State. Bhutan's territory has to be protected like Indian territory and status quo as of June 15 has to be maintatained by China if they do not want war with India. If war is pushed on India, let us take it and teach a ing lesson like we did last.
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                    rajan
                    Jul 13, 2017 at 10:48 am
                    Modi is not the man who would take opposition into confidence without a hidden purpose. He knows that he has been indulging in bravado since General elections and a power like China can't be handled militarily. He has already brought the situation to the precipice by his foolish rhetoric. He is now feeling threatened by China's counter attack and doesn't know the way out. His party hardly has any intellectuals. To get out of the morass and shift the blame he is sharing the details with opposition. Tomorrow if the things go wrong, he can easily say that the opposition was kept in the loop.
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                      guru592006
                      Jul 13, 2017 at 3:15 pm
                      It appears that you are just commenting just the blame modi. On this particular issue, Modi has not uttered a single word so far. It is the Chinese Media that has been blowing rhetoric.
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                      Ashish Biswas
                      Jul 13, 2017 at 10:38 am
                      Time to prepare for war.
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