'The Committee on New Education Policy in its draft report has not recommended making any language compulsory. This clarification is necessitated in the wake of mischievous and misleading report in a section of the media,' Javadekar tweeted.
It said the relation between Islamabad and Beijing would deepen further and help the people connected with the CPEC communicate easily if Mandarin was made the official language of the South Asian nation.
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