Bhutan should be ‘Encouraged’ to Deployed More Soldiers in Doklam: Parliamentary Panel’s Suggestion to Govt.News Reporter 27 August 2018 0 COMMENTS
Troops of India and China were locked in a 73-day stand-off in Doklam in the Sikkim sector from June 16 last year, after the Indian side stopped construction of a road in the disputed tri-junction by the Chinese Army. Bhutan and China have a dispute over Doklam. Congress president Rahul Gandhi is a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs, headed by party MP Shashi Tharoor. Gandhi was not present in the meeting today. Earlier this month, the panel could not adopt the draft report as most of the BJP members skipped the meeting and the quorum could not be reached, according to sources. Some members of the panel who were present in today’s meeting said the report was adopted with minor modifications. The draft report, circulated among the panel’s members on August 6, did not clarify whether the committee was favouring increasing the deployment of Indian troops in the region.