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If India-China Jointly Fight Terror, Will Have Impact: President

In March, China had blocked India’s bid at the UN to place Masood Azhar, JeM chief on the list of global terrorists.

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In March this year, China had blocked India’s bid at the UN to place Azhar, Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief on the list of global terrorists. (Photo: Reuters)
  • China joining hands with India in the fight against terrorism will have ‘its own impact’, President Pranab Mukherjee said against the backdrop of Beijing recently blocking the bid to put Masood Azhar on the UN list of proscribed terrorists, ahead of his state visit to China next week.
India and China are both huge countries--multi-cultural, multi-racial and if they come together in fighting terror, I am sure it will have its own impact. India always believes that every country should have a zero-tolerance policy towards terrorism. We consider India -China to be a very important relationship for us.
Pranab Mukherjee, President, India 
  • In March this year, China had blocked India’s bid at the UN to place Azhar, Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief, the mastermind of the 2001 Parliament and 2016 Pathankot terror attacks, on the list of global terrorists.

  • India had told the Committee that not listing Azhar would expose it and other countries in South Asia to threats from the terror group and its leader. China, one of the five permanent members of the UN group with veto powers, didn’t allow the ban apparently at the behest of Pakistan again.

(With PTI inputs)

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