The 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of theSecurity Council blacklisted Azhar on May 1 after veto-wielding permanent member China lifted its technical hold on the proposal by the other members.
Germany had played an important role in the effort to get Azhar sanctioned, particularly in the wake of the February 14 Pulwama terror attack.
Was it PM Modi's international diplomacy which helped India? Or was it the US pressure in the international arena that worked? And if so, what was the deal India struck with the US?
The UN sanctions committee on the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda on Wednesday announced the designation of Azhar, leader of Jaish-e-Mohammed, over its ties to Al-Qaeda.
In a big diplomatic win for India, Masood Azhar was designated a global terrorist by the UNSC on Wednesday.
The Congress leader expressed his happiness over Azhar being named a global terrorist after the process was initiated by his party-led government in 2009.
It is victory for American diplomacy, says Mike Pompeo on UN designating Masood Azhar as global terrorist
Pompeo congratulated the US mission in the UN which took the lead in America's diplomatic effort to designate Azhar as a global terrorist.
Pakistan statement argued that the earlier proposals to list the JeM chief 'failed' as the information regarding terrorist activities of Azhar and his outfits did not meet the technical rules.
United Nations on Wednesday designated Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a "global terrorist" after China lifted its hold on a proposal to blacklist him.
Beijing lifting its hold is a massive diplomatic win for India, which had relentlessly pursued the matter with its international allies.
The focus will be on UN Security council permanent member China's decision on whether to give a nod to the proposal to blacklist Azhar.
The move by France, a member of the EU, came days after China blocked a bid at the United Nations to ban Masood Azhar.
On Wednesday, China blocked for the fourth consecutive time a resolution at the UN Security Council Committee on designating Azhar, head of the JeM terror group, as a global terrorist.
UNSC members may be forced to pursue other actions on Masood Azhar: US after China blocks ban on Jaish chief
A US diplomat spoke on condition of anonymity to give a sense of the feeling of other members of the Security Council after China blocked the move to designate Azhar a global terrorist.
The JeM, headed by the 50-year-old Azhar, carried out many terror strikes in India and was involved in the attack on Parliament, the Pathankot air force base, army camps in Jammu and Uri.