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India will show patience, won’t cut deal on China’s hold on JeM chief Masood Azhar’s listing: Sources

Expressing India’s disappointment over China’s move to place a technical hold on the sanctioning of Jaish chief Masood Azhar, sources said that the international community was supporting India on the issue.

india Updated: Mar 16, 2019 13:06 IST
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India will not cut a deal on the sanctioning of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar by the United Nations Sanctions Committee
India will not cut a deal on the sanctioning of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar by the United Nations Sanctions Committee(AP)
         

India will not cut a deal on the sanctioning of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar by the United Nations Sanctions Committee (UNSC). Instead, India will show patience on China’s hold as it believes that Masood Azhar will eventually be sanctioned at the UN 1267 Sanctions committee, sources said on Saturday.

Expressing India’s disappointment over China’s move to place a technical hold on the sanctioning of Jaish chief Masood Azhar, sources said that the international community was supporting India on the issue and that the country had the support of 14 out of 15 members of the UN Security Council on the topic.

The sources further said that the US interlocutors had agreed that India had acted responsibly after the Pulwama terrorist attack in which 40 CRPF jawans were killed. The sources said that Pakistan hasn’t done enough to crack down on terrorism and that the actions that the country had taken in the past few days were cosmetic at best and that it had taken no real action on cutting funding of terror groups.

The sources also said that India had shared its concerns about the use of US defence platforms in an offensive manner by Pakistan and that the US had taken note of India’s concerns and that it would look into the use of F-16 fighter planes and AMRAAM missiles by Pakistan in the aerial engagement that took place on the Line of Control barely 13 days after the Pulwama suicide attack.

At the same time, the sources also clarified that there was no scope of a role for mediation with Pakistan for countries such as Saudi Arabia. However, India would be happy if such countries took up the issue of cracking down on terrorism with Pakistan.

First Published: Mar 16, 2019 11:59 IST