External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has assured Members of Parliament that India is safeguarding its interests in its neighbourhood.
The Minister was briefing members of the Consultative Committee on External Affairs in New Delhi yesterday.
In a tweet, Dr. Jaishankar described the briefing as an animated discussion on the neighbourhood and beyond and said that he has shared his thinking and assessment on contemporary issues.
Biju Janata Dal MP Sasmit Patra, a member of the committee, said interactions were very meaningful, insightful and intense.
BJP MP GVL Narasimha Rao praised Dr. Jaishankar, saying that as an accomplished diplomat and a hugely successful minister, he fielded questions of all members with immaculate finesse, clarity and vision.
Congress leader and former Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor described the meeting as lively.
Besides Dr. Jaishankar, top officials of the Ministry including Foreign Secretary VK Gokhale and his successor Harsh Vardhan Shringla were present at the meeting.