China had resisted moves to sanction Masood Azhar, head of Jaish e-Mohammed, for a decade. Photo: Reuters

Why China dropped its opposition to UN blacklisting of Pakistan-based terror chief Masood Azhar

  • India claimed decision to stop blocking sanctions on Jaish e-Mohammed leader as victory, but revised wording on listing also took into account Pakistani concerns
  • Beijing’s shift followed serious attack in Kashmir in February and comes amid growing concerns that China would be isolated over issue
Topic |   Pakistan

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China had resisted moves to sanction Masood Azhar, head of Jaish e-Mohammed, for a decade. Photo: Reuters
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Indian Muslims holding a photo of Masood Azhar shout slogans against Pakistan after a terror attack in Kashmir. Photo: AFP

China backs UN blacklist of leader of Pakistan-based militants, ending a decade of opposition

  • Beijing’s decision to support UN Security Council sanctions against Jaish-e-Mohammad head Masood Azhar is a breakthrough for India-China relations
  • India stepped up diplomatic efforts to convince China that Azhar should be labelled a terrorist following a deadly attack in Kashmir
Topic |   Kashmir

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Indian Muslims holding a photo of Masood Azhar shout slogans against Pakistan after a terror attack in Kashmir. Photo: AFP
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