What does blocking of UNSC proposal on Masood Azhar mean for India-China relationship?
China blocked the move by France, the UK and USA to designate JeM founder as a global terrorist.
On March 13, China vetoed an attempt to designate Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) founder, Masood Azhar, as a global terrorist in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). This was the fourth such attempt, in the UNSC, to designate him as a global terrorist. The proposal was moved by France, the UK and USA on February 27. This was days after the Pulwama suicide attack in which at least 40 CRPF jawans were killed. JeM had claimed responsibility for the attack.
To understand what this development means for the relationship between India and China, Asiaville spoke to Lakhan Lal Mehrotra, former secretary, MEA, and special envoy to China.