In­dia Plans Fresh Bid to Ban JeM

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics -

New Delhi: In­dia might re­cal­i­brate its ef­forts in the UN for ac­tion against ter ror master minds based in Pak­istan, in­clud­ing JeM chief Maulana Ma­sood Azhar, de­pend­ing on the out­come of sep­a­rate meet­ings be­tween In­dian and Chi­nese for­eign min­is­ters as well as Na­tional Se­cu­rity Ad­vis­ers this week.

Th­ese meet­ings where In­dia will re­it­er­ate its po­si­tion on de­mand­ing ban on Azhar un­der 1267 UN sanc­tions com­mit­tee and urge Bei­jing to over­turn its veto at the Se­cu­rity Coun­cil will be key in shap­ing In­dia’s fu­ture strat­egy in UN on ter­ror & fugi­tives, se­nior of­fi­cials told ET speak­ing on the con­di­tion of anonymity. Both Swara­jandDo­val­woul­daskChi­nato join global main­stream in fight­ing ter­ror, of­fi­cials pointed out. While for­eign min­is­ter Sushma Swaraj meets her Chi­nese coun­ter­part Wang Yi in Moscow in the early part of the week on the side­lines of the Rus­sia-In­dia-China (RIC) tri­lat­eral,NSAAjitDo­val­trav­el­stoBei­jing for strate­gic di­a­logue with China over the next week­end. Swaraj may also raise the is­sue of Ma­sood Azhar at the RIC fo­rum, sources in­di­cated.

Of­fi­cials pointed out that China’s po­si­tion on the is­sue of Azhar and other Pak-based ter­ror­ists and fugi­tives would be a ma­jor con­tribut­ing fac­tor­inIn­dia’sstrat­e­gy­inUNwhere Bei­jing has twice used veto In­dia’s ef­fort to ban the JeM chief.

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