Pulwama terror attack: No mention of Pakistan or JeM chief in China's condolence message to India ​

China has made very clear that it won't back India's appeal to list the UN-proscribed Pakistan-based terror group's chief Masood Azhar as a 'global terrorist'.

Published: 16th February 2019 07:33 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th February 2019 07:34 PM   |  A+A-

Jaish-e-Mohammed founder Maulana Masood Azhar (File | AFP)

By Online Desk

China sent a condolence message to India on Saturday, a day after it condemned the Pulwama terror attack, in which over 40 CRPF personnel were killed. However, the message had no mention of Pakistan or Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists.

In the letter addressing to the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, China conveyed deep sympathy to the families of the Martyred jawans. Though China expressed "shock" over the incident, it has made very clear that the country won't back New Delhi's appeal to list the UN-proscribed Pakistan-based terror group's chief Masood Azhar as a 'global terrorist'.

As many as 48 countries, including the US, Russia, France, Germany condemned the ghastly terror attack that shook the nation on Thursday.

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(Screengrab | Embassy of People’s Republic of China in the Republic of India)

The White House warned Pakistan to immediately stop providing “support” and “safe haven” to all its terror groups.

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  • Chintan

    India has trade deficit of 50 billion dollar with china. That means every year there is drain of foreign currency of 50 billion dollar from India to China. It is happening because dumping of low quality cheap products from China to India and creating barriers for export from India to China. USA has only 20 billion dollar trade deficit with India. Then also every time Donald Trump threatens India to start trade war. In fact USA has already imposed tariffs on 50 Indian products which was free before. It is high time that Indian government and diplomats give up its soft stance on China. We shall start TRADE WAR on china if it is helping our enemy and our national interest compromise.
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