Any move that hurts India is backed by China, says defence expert

| Updated: Feb 08, 2017 10:52 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 8(ANI): After China again blocked the move to get the United Nations to sanction Masood Azhar, the chief of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Defence expert Qamar Agha on Wednesday said that that any move that hurts India is backed by China. "China's stand on Masood Azhar is concerned and consistent. Any move that hurts India is backed by China. One side they are supporting Masood Azhar backing Pakistan anti-India activities and on other hand they are trying to encircle India by building deep sea ports that would be used by the Chinese Army," he said. Qamar added that China has been exposed in front of the international community specially US, UK, France and others in United Nation Security Council. "Investing money in Nepal or Sri Lanka with intention to incite these countries against India and these are the policies they have been following for a very long time," he added. The defence expert also expressed that Pakistan cannot hide Azhar for very long period of time and even cannot prevent him from being dubbed as an international terrorist. The U.S. earlier had moved the United Nation for banning Azhar. The US, supported by the UK and France, moved a proposal to designate Azhar as a global terrorist at the Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council, but it has once again been opposed by China. According to reports, the proposal, which was finalised after consultations between Washington and New Delhi, said JeM is a designated terror outfit and so its leaders cannot go scot-free. Post the attack on the IAF base at Pathankot in January last year, India in February urged the UN requesting to list Azhar under the al-Qaida Sanctions Committee. The efforts faced stiff opposition by China, which twice put a technical hold before finally blocking the Indian proposal in December.(ANI)
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