Free Press Journal, November 06, 2017
New Delhi : The parliamentary committee on external affairs plans to submit a comprehensive report on Sino-Indian ties next year, and is currently looking at the “extremely topical” Dokalam issue, panel chairman Shashi Tharoor has said.
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, reports PTI.
Right now the panel is looking at Dokalam because it is “extremely topical”, the former minister of state for external affairs told PTI. “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,” he said. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs held two meetings on the Dokalam situation last month.