For the Russia-India-China (RIC) trilateral meeting, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi informed his Chinese counterpart about the deteriorating situation in the region. Chinese Foreign Minister will meet India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj at the Russia-India-China trilateral meet and Indian cross border strikes on Pakistan is likely to be a hot topic of discussions.
Today, Indian Air Force crossed the Line of Control (LoC), intruding from the Muzaffarabad sector in Pakistan administered Kashmir and allegedly bombed terror hideouts. Major-General Asif Ghafoor – Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations of Pakistan accepted the intrusion of India Air Force.
After the Pulwama attacks, the European Union urged Pakistan to take clear and sustained actions targeting not only all UN-listed transnational terrorist groups but also individuals claiming responsibility for terror attacks.
China shifted its stand as it signed on a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) statement that condemned in the strongest terms the Pulwama attack and named Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) for the deadly suicide bombing.
China’s shift is in contrast with its stand to block the move to list JeM chief Masood Azhar as a “global terrorist” at UNSC Resolution 1267 sanctions committee for the last 10 years. While China agreed to name JeM, which is a UN-proscribed terrorist group since 2002, it has not yet allowed on Azhar’s listing.
“Swaraj will raise the issue of listing of Azhar at the UNSC once again. Past such attempts have been unsuccessful, but New Delhi is likely to make another push”, sources said.
The statement from Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said: “The ministers are expected to exchange views on the global situation, regional developments of common concern, address global challenges such as terrorism and discuss trilateral exchanges and activities.”
More News at EurAsian Times
- Indian Military Base in Sabang can Strangle China at the Strait of Malacca
- Why is Japan Unhappy with Bullet Train Project in India?
- Is Saudi-UAE Alliance Working to Weaken the Gulf Cooperation Council?
- India-Japan Defence Partnership Aggressively Countering China
- Oman-UAE Relations Deteriorate; Muscat Warns Against Testing Patience