- China snubs India on NSG membership and sanctions on Masood Azhar
The Congress Party has asked how Prime Minister Narendra Modi will tackle China after it categorically stated that it will not change its position on India’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group or on designating Masood Azhar as a terrorist.
“China’s adamant attitude on the issue of Masood Azhar and India’ entry into the NSG is worrisome,” reports Chinese news agency quoting Congress leader Randeep Surjewala as having said.
“The country wants to know how the Indian government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will tackle this issue,” he added.
He further questioned as to why the Indian government was not taking a tough stand on this and why the Prime Minister was unable to talk to his Chinese counterpart about the same.
Surjewala asked, “India is a responsible nuclear power, then why is China objecting to its membership? And, how will you (India) gather other countries on your side?”
Yesterday, China said there was no shift in its position either on New Delhi’s inclusion in the (NSG) or on imposition of UN sanctions on the chief of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), Masood Azhar.