India, China not cooperating on terrorism fight: Jaishankar

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New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar said on Friday that though both India and China are facing the threat of terrorism, the two countries do not seem to be cooperating effectively to fight this scourge.

Addressing the first ever “India-China Think-Tanks Forum: Towards a Closer India-China Developmental partnership” here, he said that “as diverse and pluralistic societies, we both face threats from fundamentalist terrorism”.

“Yet, we do not seem to be able to cooperate as effectively we should in some critical international forums dealing with this subject.”

Jaishankar’s statement comes in the wake of China putting on hold inclusion of Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar’s name in the UN’s designated list of terrorists.

In April, China had blocked India’s move to label Azhar, a decision that had angered New Delhi which has been trying to convince Beijing to reconsider the decision, and in September, extended its decision to put a technical hold on the UN’s 1267 Committee declaring Azhar a terrorist by three months.

–IANS

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