Modi Talks To Xi On Azhar
Benaulim, Goa: India and China cannot afford to have differences over terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told President Xi Jinping on Saturday at a bilateral meeting ahead of the BRICS summit. Modi directly referred to Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar and told the Chinese President he has to be declared as a terrorist. China objected to India’s proposal to this effect at the UN. India’s attempt to enter the Nuclear Suppliers Group was also referred to by Modi who asked China not to oppose the bid.
Prime Minister Modi said India and China have to improve coordination between them at UN Security Council 1267 committee (on terror sanctions) while preparing a long term road map on countering terrorism, said Vikas Swarup, spokesman of the External Affairs Ministry. With this conversation India would have made an attempt at the highest level to put Masood Azhar on the UN list of terrorists. The Chinese President was understood to have remained non-committal on both the issues.