On the sidelines of BRICS summit, India told China that they can’t have different opinion on matter of terrorism.
This statement came after China recently reiterated its stand on UN ban on JeM chief Masood Azhar, the brain behind the 26/11 and Pathankot attacks. China had said that they postponed the decision and trust the UN committee views. “Both India and China are victims of terrorism and the region was suffering from the menace. The Prime Minister said no country is immune from terrorism and on this issue, we cannot afford to have any differences,” MEA Spokesperson Vikas Swarup told reporters after the meeting. He added India expect China will see logic in it.
Further, on India’s bid to NSG membership, China said it will soon have second round of dialogue on the issue on which it has reservations.
“India and China will soon hold a dialogue on New Delhi’s bid for membership of the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). This will be helpful. President Xi told PM,” Swarup said. Replying to questions whether China has softened on its stand on India’s membership, Swarup said, “This shows there is dialogue, a good strategic dialogue. Of course this will narrow differences.” The Chinese President’s word on the issue came after the Prime Minister told him that India was looking forward to working with China on realising its membership of the NSG.