Highlights of India-China meet
1. India and China “cannot afford” to have differences on terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told President Xi Jinping at a bilateral meeting just ahead of the BRICS summit in Goa, and directly raised the need to designate Jaish-e Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a terrorist at the U.N.
On the issue of designating Jaish-eMohammad leader Massod Azhar a terrorist in the UNSC 1267 committee on which China has placed a hold, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said there were “still different views on India’s listing application” in the case.
2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed India’s hopes for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group at a bilateral summit ahead of the eighth BRICS summit here.
Although officials didn’t report any major shift in China’s opposition, they described as “hopeful” the process set into motion of meetings between the two nuclear negotiators of the countries.