Even if Pakistan remains in grey list, it would lose 10 billion USD annually

imrankhan11New Delhi Oct 14: Will Pakistan remain in the grey list or will it be downgraded to the blacklist? All indications are that Pakistan would stay on in the grey list with support from China and Malaysia.

Though it has been recommended by the Asia Pacific Group that Pakistan should be downgraded to the blacklist, the FATF is most likely to keep Pakistan in the grey list.

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Not Kashmir, but XI briefed Modi about Imran Khan’s visit to Beijing

modi-jinpingNew Delhi, Oct 13: During his meeting with Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, Chinese President, Xi Jinping spoke about Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan’s visit to Beijing.

There was no discussion on Kashmir and both leaders kept the contentious issue off the table, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said. He said that the Kashmir issue was not raised or discussed. Our position has been clear and this is India’s internal matter, he also said. Xi however appraised Modi about Khan’s visit to Beijing, he further added.

Not even a formal note at UNSC: How Pakistan failed to internationalise the Kashmir issue

unsc1New Delhi, Aug 17: India remained unfazed and navigated moves by Pakistan to internationalise the Kashmir issue. India continued to maintain that the constitutional changes that were made in Jammu and Kashmir were internal to India.

The UN security council members rejected Pakistan’s demand for a formal meeting and also did not adopt an informal statement.

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Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict: Will it be a unanimous verdict?

kulbhushanNew Delhi, July 17: India is hopeful of a favourable verdict in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. The 16 judge Bench at the International Court of Justice comprise judges from both India and Pakistan.

This is an indication that the verdict may not be a unanimous one. China has always taken a stance in similar cases involving national security and espionage to deny consular access. If it were to follow the same, then there is a likelihood that China may dissent.

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The Indian dossier that got China to lift its hold on Maulana Masood Azhar

masoodazharNew Delhi, May 02: It was a major victory for India after the United Nations listed Jaish-e-Mohammad chief, Maulana Masood Azhar and declared him a terrorist.

For India it was a long battle to get China lift the hold on the ban. Apart from diplomatic moves, India also produced a dossier on Azhar, which was one of the major reasons, why the ban was imposed.

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Behind the scenes: How India’s relentless push ensured Masood Azhar was banned

masood-azharNew Delhi, May 02: It began in 2009 and the closure came in 2019. India had first moved a proposal to designate Maulana Masood Azhar as a terrorist before the United Nations in 2009. The move was blocked by China.

The next time India made such a move was in the year 2016. A year later the P3 nations made a similar proposal, but the Chinese block continued.

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4 reasons why the ban on Masood Azhar matters

maulana-masood-azharNew Delhi, May 02: It was a major diplomatic win for India after Jaish-e-Mohammad chief, Maulana Masood Azhar was designated by the United Nations. The decision came through after China lifted its hold on the ban.

India was keen that Azhar be designated by the Security Council Sanctions Committee. The committee of the UN was established in 1999 under Resolution 1267.

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China’s Uighur Muslim headache and the connection to the Azhar ban

New Delhi, Mar 28: China’s mass detention of the Uighur Muslims was termed as unfortunate by US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo. The statement comes in the wake of human rights activists accusing China of putting millions of Uighurs in detention camps.

China cites them as a terror threat and justifies the action, but continues to remain silent on groups such as the Lashkar-e-Tayiba or Jaish-e-Mohammad, which have proven track records of terrorism in India.

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In the Chinese block on Masood Azhar, there is more than what meets the eye

New Delhi, Mar 14: For the fourth time, China has stood in the way of Jaish-e-Mohammad chief, Masood Azhar being declared a global terrorist by the UN Security council.

Azhar is accused of several deadly terror attacks that include the ones at Parliament, Pathankot, Uri, Nagrota and Pulwama.

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With hours to go before Masood Azhar’s listing, China keeps all guessing

New Delhi, Mar 12: New Delhi has reached out to key players ahead of listing of Masood Azhar by the United Nations Security Council.

India reached out to Saudi Arabia, the US, UAE and Turkey to gain support to list the Jaish-e-Mohammad chief as a global terrorist. Foreign secretary, Vijay Gokhale met with US secretary of state Mike Pompeo in Washington and discussed the issue.

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