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Par panel to have detailed look at Chinese incursions

Against the backdrop of reports about Chinese incursions, a Parliamentary Standing Committee has decided to take up the issue for a detailed examination.

india Updated: Sep 15, 2009 20:54 IST

Against the backdrop of reports about Chinese incursions, a Parliamentary Standing Committee has decided to take up the issue for a detailed examination.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs, which also looks into the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, will also scrutinise the racist violence in foreign countries, an issue that has been exercising India in the wake of attacks on Indian students in Australia.

The Committee will examine India's relationship with China with special reference to recent border violations, a Lok Sabha bulletin said.

India's role in rehabilitation of Tamils in Sri Lanka, its relations with SAARC countries with special reference to national security and trade relations, its engagement with global actors on the issue of climate change are the other issues that have been selected by the Committee for examination.

The Committee would also look into India's Look East policy with special reference to Japan and its role as soft power in maintaining good relations with other countries, the bulletin said.

Besides the issue of racist violence against Indians in foreign countries, the Committee, as part of Overseas Indian Affairs Ministry, would examine the issues of welfare scheme for Indian workers going abroad and engagement of Indian Diaspora in Gulf region.