Govt briefs on China, Kashmir issue; Oppn pledges support after all-party meet

Leaders of prominent parties were present at the meeting where Swaraj and Singh gave a presentation on the Kashmir and China situation.

New Delhi: The Centre, on Friday, held an all-party meet to discuss the Sikkim standoff and attack at Amarnath, where it told the Opposition that China has "breached and encroached" territory at the disputed Doklam area.

According to Hindustan Times reports, AIADMK parliamentarian A Navaneethakrishnan, who attended the meeting, said, Foreign secretary S Jaishankar briefed the party members present about the Chinese territorial breach.

"We are satisfied with the government's response," he added.

Speaking to the media after the meet, Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said, "EAM & Foreign Secretary gave detailed information on border issues, especially on Doklam. Everybody promised to support government."

Congress leader Anand Sharma said, "National security-priority of INC, advised them to tackle situation diplomatically, rising above politics for national interest."

The meet was attended by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley. National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar were also present at the meet.

Meanwhile, criticizing the government All India Congress Committee (AICC) media in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala had said, it was 'satisfying to see that the NDA government had finally woken up after three years of briefing the Opposition on issues concerning the nation.

"Congress is assuring full cooperation with the government on issues relating to national security," he added.

Leaders of prominent parties were present at the meeting where Swaraj and Singh gave a brief presentation on the situation along the Sino-Indian border and the Jammu and Kashmir and the government action, The Indian Express reported.

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