We cannot afford differences on terrorism: PM Modi tells Xi Jinping

The Prime Minister said India and China must increase cooperation in the fight against terrorism and look for a common ground and a long-term road to tackle the menace.

By: PTI | Baunaulim | Updated: October 15, 2016 10:12 pm
India China terrorism, news, latest news, India news, national news, India China UN, Pathankot attacks, Xi Jinping, Masood Azhar, Narendra Modi,  The Indian view on terrorism was conveyed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Chinese President Xi Jinping during a bilateral meeting in Baunnaulium on the sidelines of the BRICS summit to be held on Sunday. (source: PTI)

India on Saturday made it clear to China that they cannot afford to have differences on the issue of terrorism and that no country is immune from the menace, a significant statement that comes against the backdrop of Beijing’s stand on enforcing UN ban on JeM Chief Masood Azhar. The Indian view was conveyed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Chinese President Xi Jinping during a bilateral meeting in Baunnaulium on the sidelines of the BRICS summit to be held on Sunday.

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“Both India and China are victims of terrorism and the region was suffering from the menace. The Prime Minister said no country is immune from terrorism and on this issue, we cannot afford to have any differences,” MEA Spokesperson Vikas Swarup told reporters after the meeting. He said India was in dialogue with China on enforcing a UN ban on Azhar, the brain behind the 26/11 and Pathankot attacks.

“We expect China will see logic in it,” Swarup said. The Indian stand assumes significance against the backdrop of China continuing to block India’s move to get Azhar designated as a global terrorist. 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. Indian envoy to China Vijay Gokhale said both the Prime Minister and the President agreed that terrorism is a scourge for the region. The Prime Minister said India and China must increase cooperation in the fight against terrorism and look for a common ground and a long-term road to tackle the menace.

President Xi said India and China must step up counter-terrorism efforts and strengthen security dialogue and partnership. It was announced that Yang Jiechi will meet his Indian counterpart NSA Ajit Doval soon. Asked whether China has been provided with any evidence in the pursuit of obtaining China’s support on the Azhar issue, Vikas replied no.

To another question, he said China condemns all forms of terrorism and a counter-terrorism dialogue has taken place with it. “This will be discussed in the next round and our expectation is that China will take all steps….(to check the menace).”

Meanwhile, India and China will soon hold a dialogue on New Delhi’s bid for membership of the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) in which it hopes “differences” will be narrowed down. President Xi Jinping told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that a second round of dialouge on the issue of India’s entry into the NSG, over which China has reservations, will be held soon.

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    Ashok
    Oct 15, 2016 at 6:23 pm
    Why are they both laughing it's a matter of life and death.
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      Kanagavalli
      Oct 15, 2016 at 10:48 pm
      A STATE TERRORIST Modi became a NATIONAL TERRORIST WITH THE HELP OF ILLUMINATI AND NOW PROJECTS HIMSELF AS SAINT. The Sons of Brahmins(SoBs) behind him are selling the country!
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      Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
      Oct 15, 2016 at 10:48 pm
      Chinese are chameleons,---one statement in favour of India,---next statement against India,-----first they say against terrorism and yet they defending a terrorist azhar and porkies,----chinese can be described as the living zombies.
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        Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
        Oct 15, 2016 at 11:24 pm
        If Brahmans were of Central Asia,---would have flourished in Central Asia and not Hindustan infact non and uncivilised non Brahmins travelled to Hindustan to witness ancient civilisation embrace Hinduism and get civilisation,---you SOB,----get your history right first,----this is how your invaded VETICANS preached and twisted you converts brains and have become their lickers who are sitting on HINDUSTANIS looted wealth,---you CS converts.
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          Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
          Oct 15, 2016 at 11:33 pm
          If Brahmins were of Central Asia then it would have flourished in Asia---but infact its roots are in Hindustan and non uncivilised invaders and rapists of looters and genocide travelled to Hindustan to witness the ancient civilisation and embrace Hindu philosophy and become civilised,---but than later became greedy and looted the wealth of Hindustan and now call themselves crusaders who infact are descended ants of invaders whom you converted to for a bag of rice,----you CS convert.
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            Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
            Oct 15, 2016 at 11:08 pm
            The invaders of looters and genocides called the VETICANS,---projected themselves as sons of gods,-----looted temples and wealth of mideavelle India and now paint themselves as saints of crusaders,---the country of Hindustan was getting sold to queen of Italian bar dancer and her Italian ociates,---no wonder just recently those who looted Hindustan are of christain and Muslim background and have started returning the stolen sculptures.
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              NATARAJAN
              Oct 15, 2016 at 9:56 pm
              The current Chinese philosophy, Logic, actions (South China sea issues, bargaining with India against condeming terrorism) is not reflecting anciant Chinese as people know. Sudden Rich from poverty normally brings foolish spending but in the current Chinese behaviour change it shows Arrogance also possible! Lets see what it leeds to.
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                Neil
                Oct 15, 2016 at 8:41 pm
                China is using terrorism as a lever to check India.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;What it is forgetting is that the same terrorism will kill Chinese citizens. Once that starts they will not be able to contain it.
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