Maintaining dialogue with China for UN ban on terrorist Masood Azhar: India

The two countries also discussed JeM terrorist Masood Azhar, said the Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 15, 2016 10:00 pm
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After his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in Goa. PM Modi described his meeting with Xi as ‘fruitful’. “My meeting with President Xi Jinping was fruitful. We discussed various aspects of India-China ties,” he said. The meeting assumes significance in the backdrop of deteriorating ties between Pakistan and India even as China continues to support the former despite terror attacks orchestrated by Pakistan on the Indian soil.

India also said that countries cannot afford to have differences on the issue of tackling terror and put forward
its concerns over Beijing blocking UN designation of JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. The bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the BRICS summit to be held tomorrow saw Xi disclosing that a second round of dialogue between the two countries will be held soon on India’s bid for membership of the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) in which New Delhi hopes “differences” will be narrowed down. Xi said the dialogue would be helpful.

The two countries also discussed JeM terrorist Masood Azhar, said the Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup. In a statement to the media, Swarup said, “We are maintaining dialogue with China on pushing for UN ban on JeM terrorist Masood Azhar. Expect China will see logic in it.” Swarup further added, “When NSA meets State Counsellor Yang Jiechi, I expect this issue will be taken up further.”

India has been upset with China when it put on technical hold New Delhi’s move to designate Azhar as a global terrorist by UN. Recently, China extended the hold by few months.

Broadly, both countries spoke at length on terrorism, with India and China agreeing it’s a scourge for the region. On this note, PM Modi told Xi that no country is immune from terrorism. “India and China must increase cooperation to deal with terror,” said PM Modi.

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  1. P
    Oct 16, 2016 at 3:03 am
    Chinese exports to India are worth 70 Billion dollars, reduce these to Zero and China will learn a lesson and stop its activities against India. Why should we give business to a country who uses the profits gained from our money to harm us ? China profits from India and gives arms to stan, help stan create a nuclear threat to India, stan Kills our soldiers under its Nuclear umbrella. Remember when we buy a Chinese product we help stan kill our soldiers our people.
    1. A
      Oct 15, 2016 at 6:37 pm
      We will keep on "maintaining" dialogue with China until Masood azhar dies a natural death. Which means we will keep blabbering ad nauseum.
      1. D
        Oct 15, 2016 at 8:32 pm
        stan will be divided into 4;br/gt;insha;br/gt;....�lt;br/gt;allah ki yahi marzi hai;br/gt;;br/gt;''''''''
        1. M
          Manu USA
          Oct 15, 2016 at 4:59 pm
          India should put restrictions on Chinese imports. They dump third grade stuff across borders. Now will to stan,india and Bangladesh. US kicked their on steel n solar junks.
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            Ashok Mazumdar
            Oct 15, 2016 at 4:42 pm
            Good Efforts by india will make China to Ban Masood.
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