Rajnath hailed for views on Kashmiriyat

Rajnath hailed for views on Kashmiriyat

Rajnath hailed for views on Kashmiriyat

In the presence of Home Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Home Ministry officials made two presentations on both the issues before the leaders.

Singh had hosted a meeting with the opposition leaders on Friday.

Earlier too, Chinese media and government spokespersons have recalled the 1962 war between India and China, as a warning, since the stand-off between the two countries in Doklam, in the Sikkim region, sparked tensions in mid-June. Several things have to be borne in mind, India's strategic alliance with the U.S., the defence partnership with the USA, naval exercises with Japan in the South China Sea, allowing the Dalai Lama to hoist the Tibetan flag in Arunachal Pradesh.

All the parties at the meeting condemned the July 10 terror attack on the Amarnath pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir that left seven people dead and almost 20 injured.

As the impasse festered, opposition parties criticised the government for what they said not taking them into confidence on issues of national interest and security. Liu Zhenmin, China's vice foreign minister, said that the talks have made important progress over the recent years.

Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien said his party raised "some serious questions" and claimed that government had no answer to his question on preparedeness for such incidents.

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Emboldened by the strategic support and new weapons it has received from the US, India's BJP government has pursued an increasingly hardline policy against Pakistan.

"We stand united when it comes to India's national interests", Sharma said.

CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said the government conveyed about the efforts being carried out to resolve the dispute with China. So, we had to ask some hard questions. Beijing seeks to claim 495 square kilometers in eastern Bhutan and 286 square km in the western sector, which includes the Doklam Plateau and even offered to swap territory to gain access to the Doklam Plateau. "Bhutan would prefer maintaining friendly and equidistant ties with both India and China", P. Stobdan, a former Indian ambassador and senior fellow at the New Delhi-based Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, told Sputnik.

Seven pilgrims were killed by militants in Anantnag district while returning from the Amarnath cave shrine on Monday.

China may have anticipated that Bhutan would not be able to retaliate through force, and believed that construction of the road would be completed within weeks, opines vice-president of European Parliament. The unrest resumed since the April 9 bypoll to the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat. Since Monday, all of China's top state-run media platforms, through opinions, editorials and expert interviews, warned India of "consequences", slowing down of growth, the dangers of politicising the Dalai Lama and criticism from the worldwide community.

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