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Foreign Secy to brief par panel on China standoff

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar will brief a parliamentary committee tomorrow on the issue of the Sino-standoff at the border tri-junction with Bhutan, a panel member said.

The member, who did not wish to be named, said the foreign secretary along with other senior officials will brief the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs.

The panel, of which vice-president is a member, is chaired by party MP

There has been tension in the area for the past three weeks after a Chinese Army construction party attempted to build a road there. Doka La is the Indian name for the region which Bhutan recognises as Dokalam, while claims it as part of its Donglang region.

Last week, a meeting was called by the to brief opposition parties on the issue.

The had told opposition leaders that is constructing roads near the international border, hampering the country's strategic interests. It said National Security Advisor Ajit Doval would put forward New Delhi's position before his Chinese counterparts later this month.

The meeting was attended by Jaishankar and Doval.

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First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 19:43 IST