As the world speculated over what China might gain out of the move, India, on its part, received unprecedented support at the UN with regards to Masood Azhar’s listing. Ministry of External Affairs, MEA sources said, India is working with members of United Nations Security Council for the listing of Azhar. Sources said India is confident that eventually Masood Azhar will be listed as a global terrorist.
This Wednesday, China decided not to depart from its previous stand on the designation of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar’s listing in the UN Supreme Council list, saying that it needed more time to analyze the evidence put forward.
New Delhi will continue to make concerted efforts to ensure that JeM chief Masood Azhar gets listed under UN 1267 sanctions regime with 14 of the 15 UN Security Council Members supporting India to list him as a global terrorist.
New Delhi has already made it clear that Terror is non-negotiable. The sources indicated that New Delhi is willing to give China more time to work out issues with Pakistan in the listing of Masood Azhar.
On Pakistan, the sources said, the neighboring country has only taken cosmetic steps to dismantle terrorist organizations. They said, there has been no substantial action by Islamabad on curtailing terror financing.
Sources ruled out of any kind of mediation by any country between India and Pakistan. Sources said Pakistan used F-16 in offensive action on Feb 27th strikes and this has been conveyed to the US and the US sides has taken note of Indian concern.