We Can­not Af­ford Dif­fer­ences On Ter­ror­ism: PM Modi Tells Xi

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In­dia on Satur­day made it clear to China that they can­not af­ford to have dif­fer­ences on the is­sue of ter­ror­ism and that no coun­try is im­mune from the me­nace, a sig­nif­i­cant state­ment that comes against the back­drop of Bei­jing’s stand on en­forc­ing UN ban on JeM Chief Ma­sood Azhar. The In­dian view was con­veyed by Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi to Chi­nese Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping dur­ing a bi­lat­eral meet­ing in Baun­naulium on the sidelines of the BRICS sum­mit held yes­ter­day. “Both In­dia and China are vic­tims of ter­ror­ism and the re­gion was suf­fer­ing from the me­nace. “The Prime Min­is­ter said no coun­try is im­mune from ter­ror­ism and on this is­sue, we can­not af­ford to have any dif­fer­ences,” MEA spokesper­son Vikas Swarup told re­porters af­ter the meet­ing. He said In­dia was in di­a­logue with China on en­forc­ing a UN ban on Azhar, the brain be­hind the 26/11 and Pathankot at­tacks. “We ex­pect China will see logic in it,” Swarup said. The In­dian stand as­sumes sig­nif­i­cance against the back­drop of China con­tin­u­ing to block In­dia’s move to get Azhar des­ig­nated as a global ter­ror­ist. In­dia has been up­set with China when it put on tech­ni­cal hold New Delhi’s move to des­ig­nate Azhar as a global ter­ror­ist by UN. In­dian Ex­press

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