In August 2015, India and Bangladesh officially exchanged 162 enclaves. In this context, consider the following statements:
- To transfer the enclaves, First schedule of Indian Constitution was amended
- Bill seeking cession of an Indian territory to a foreign country can be introduced in parliament only with prior approval of President
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
The bill seeking cession of an Indian territory to a foreign country requires constitutional amendment and hence prior permission of President is not necessary for introduction of bill in the parliament.
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