New Delhi, Sep 18 - Without naming Pakistan, India used the foremost South-South cooperation forum…
Jayanth Jacob, New Delhi: Two Chinese actions on Saturday made it even clearer why New Delhi needs to work
on Beijing to cut off Pakistan.
Diplomatic isolation of Pakistan beyond the region hinges on one thing. It is about winning over, at least managing Islamabad’s friends –particularly China– than getting many countries support India’s legitimate concerns over cross border terrorism.on the listing of Masood Azhar, the chief of militant outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed, as a terrorist. The JeM has been blamed for the attack on Pathankot airbase in January.of a tributary of the Brahmaputra to facilitate work on one of its most expensive hydropower projects — the Lalho project on the Xiabuqu River in Xigaze in Tibet.
The Pathankot attack had derailed the proposed resumption of bilateral talks between India and Pakistan and since then ties nosedived.
But the way veto-wielding China blocked Indian efforts at the UN Sanctions Committee to list Azhar in March told its own story. India had garnered the support of the US, France and the UK as the co-sponsor of the resolution. The listed individuals face asset freeze and travel ban which could cripple their capacity to indulge in terrorism.
Beijing scuttled the plans through a last-minute intervention and the resolution was put on technical hold. In their recent conversation US national security adviser Susan Rice told her Indian counterpart Ajit Doval that Washington would step up cooperation with New Delhi on getting individuals and entities in Pakistan targeting India listed in the UN sanctions committee.
For India, getting Azhar declared a terrorist is important. It would show how New Delhi gets the world to rally behind it in declaring individuals who use Pakistani territory to launch terror attacks against India. It is no brainer that China is all-weather ally of Pakistan.
The two countries are bound by ties that have huge economic and strategic underpinnings.