China does not favor to designate Azhar as UN terrorist
India has already expressed annoyance with China for once again ensuring that Jaish chief Masood Azhar is not designated a terrorist by the United Nations.
Beijing accused India of seeking “political gains in the name of counter-terrorism” with reference to the Azhar issue.China was quick to dismiss notions of BRICS or any other regional grouping coming together to isolate Pakistan.
Who is Masood Azhar?
Masood Azhar is the founder and leader of the UN-designated terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed, active mainly in the Pakistan-administered portion of the state of Kashmir.
China is open for negotiations on India’s entry in NSG
The India-China equation has remained strained ever since China opposed India’s bid for entry into the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).
China indicated that it was open to consultations with India on the NSG bid and emphasized the need for India to build consensus within the NSG for the entry.China is ready for discussions with India to explore possibilities, keeping with procedures, norms and regulations of the NSG.
Nuclear Suppliers Group is a group of 48 nuclear supplier countries that seek to prevent nuclear proliferation by controlling the export of materials, equipment and technology that can be used to manufacture nuclear weapons.
These countries have signed NPT ( Nuclear Proliferation treaty) and CTBT (Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty) to become the members of NSG.
India is not a signatory to these treaties but have given a voluntary moratorium on nuclear testing. India is the only country to engage in nuclear deals with various NSG members based on its steady nuclear policy and now is trying to seek an official entry into the Nuclear Supplier Group.
China is open for mechanism to share Brahmaputra waters
Refuting reports of China joining water wars between India and Pakistan by blocking a tributary of the Brahmaputra, the Chinese official said that Beijing was ready for a joint multilateral cooperation mechanism with India and Bangladesh to share the waters.
As of now, China has no water treaty with India.