In a major diplomatic triumph for India, China has finally agreed to the designation of Masood Azhar, the founder of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish e-Mohammed, as a global terrorist by …Read More
Pakistan-sponsored savagery has struck Jammu and Kashmir again, with terrorists linked to Jaish e-Mohammad, an anti-India militant outfit controlled by Pakistan’s military-intelligence establishment launching the deadliest terror strike in the …Read More
Why is China repeatedly blocking India’s initiative to sanction and designate Masood Azhar, the architect of the 26/11 Mumbai massacre and the Pathankot airbase assault, as an international terrorist? The answer is not all that esoteric as Beijing is simply rallying behind its all-weather ally and client state Pakistan, which is under pressure from India to account for the attack on the military camp at Uri by Pakistani terrorists.
At a time when India is engaged in a concerted diplomatic offensive to isolate Pakistan internationally over its support to cross-border terror, China’s stance over Masood Azhar designation has come as a huge disappointment for India. China’s posture is especially galling for India as it reveals duplicity and indicates a segmented approach towards terrorism, which is coming in the way of forging a united global front against terrorism.
Talking of evidence and objectivity, Chinese officials have to only listen to numerous hate speeches made by Azhar against not only India, but also against all infidels in the world. In Azhar’s twisted worldview and warped-up theology, all non-Muslims, including Han Chinese, are enemies and should be killed to please Allah!
The twisted logic of Pakistan, a self-destroying failing state, is understandable, but for China this vacillation and sophistry on Masood Azhar’s designation a global terrorist undermines its big power pretensions. The promise of an Asian Century, in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping decided to collaborate, can’t be fructified if cross-border terrorism continues unabated. Shielding Masood Azhar, a propagandist zealot and a terror impresario, in the UN can’t be part of the China Dream, which President Xi has so eloquently spoken about, and it surely does not befit an ancient civilisation and an emerging power!
In a sharp reaction to China’s move to block India’s step for a United Nations ban on Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar, India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said that it was important for both the countries to cooperate in combating terrorism.Read More
It’s déjà vu all over again with Pakistan calling off the peace process with India. Pakistan’s envoy to India Abdul Basit has said that the dialogue with India is suspended …Read More
In a strategic shift, India is now involving foreign partners to multilateral forums to more effectively corner terrorists and their sponsors. The Permanent Mission of India to the UN in New …Read More
Calling for immediate action to be taken against Masood Azhar, chief of Pakistan based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), by the al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee, India has expressed hope that name of JeM’s chief would be included in the UN list of designated terrorists by 1267 Committee.Read More
Amid mounting pressure from India and accusations of being non-serious about carrying out necessary investigations, Pakistan has set up a five-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe Pathankot terror attack. The development comes nearly a week after an FIR was filed on the incident by Pakistan.Read More