Indian FM raises NSG, Masood Azhar issue with Chinese counterpart

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New Delhi: Indian and Chinese foreign ministers have discussed controversial Nuclear Suppler Group (NSG) as well as banning Jaish-e-Muhammad chief Masood Azhar.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is in India on his official visit, the sources revealed.

According to the Indian News Agency PTI, Indian Foreign Minister Shusma Swaraj met her Chinese counterpart in a meeting in which current bilateral relations between two countries and new mechanisms to develop the relations were discussed.

Shusma Swaraj during the meeting talked of Indian stance on Nuclear Supplier Group after which both the ministers agreed on holding a meeting of top officials for the non-proliferation of weapons.

The meeting of foreign ministers lasted for four hours in which Indian foreign minister also talked of Indian concerns about the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

It is pertinent to mention here that China opposed the Indian plea of joining NSG group because India did not sign the Treaty of Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).

Moreover, the Indian minister also raised question on the Chinese stance over Jaish-e Muhammad chief.

It is pertinent to mention here that the United Nations has banned the chief of Jaish-e Muhammad while the China has banned Masood Azhar on technical basis.

The foreign minister suggested India to reconsider its stance on its zero-tolerance policy against terrorism.
Moreover, the summit of BRICS countries is going to be held in Indian city Goa in October this year.

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