Rajnath, Sushma to brief Oppn. leaders

The general consensus at the meeting was that the government must try and engage with China diplomatically and resolve the issue through negotiations. "We did not get answers", he said.

Derek O'Brien, Trinamool Congress: Asked serious questions.

Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma told reporters after the meeting that their party has raised some doubts before the government's policy but made it clear that "nation is first - be it China or Kashmir".

To a question, he said the Congress hoped that the government would brief the opposition also on the Amarnath attack.

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

Government chief spokesperson Frank Noronha said the basic objective of the meeting was to apprise MPs from different parties about situation along Sino-Indian border and on terrorist attack on Amarnath Yatris. While the opposition leaders supported India's stand, CPM leader Sitaram Yechury asked the government to "introspect" whether its policies on the Dalai Lama and military exercises with the U.S. and Japan had contributed to the tensions.

Sitaram Yechury, CPI (M): Govt said that they'll tackle the situation through dialogues.

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National Democratic Alliance ally Shiv Sena leader Anandrao Adsul said the government need to be more aggressive in dealing with China.

But AIADMK parliamentarian A Navaneethakrishnan said they are satisfied with the government's response.

"The Centre convened all party meeting where we made our stand clear on behalf of Indian National Congress". The road would have altered the status quo in India-Bhutan-China tri-junction boundary point.

Opposition leaders have been criticising the government for the way it has handled China and Kashmir.

The Congress said it would attend a briefing of opposition parties by the government on the stand-off with China and the Kashmir situation later today, and asked the Modi dispensation to "share full information" on the issues. Singh will also inform the leaders about the visit of two Union Ministers To the valley as well as the instruction given to the forces to intensify anti-militant operations following the killing of seven Amarnath pilgrims.

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi had questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence on China, and had also met Chinese ambassador to India.

The Valley has been witnessing violence since July previous year following the encounter killing of Hizbul militant Burhan Wani.

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