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China was the only member of the UN Security Council's sanctions committee that objected to the proposal to declare Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief a UN-designated global terrorist on Wednesday.

We are disappointed by this outcome. India launched airstrikes to destroy insurgent bases inside Pakistan, prompting Pakistan to retaliate, leading to an unprecedented clash between warplanes from both sides.

China's "technical hold" is valid for six months and can be extended by three months.

He claimed that China's move is "very easy to understand" considering India has been "sheltering an enemy" of China since decades. The party alleged that Modi is weak in countering terrorism and the help China is providing to Pakistan. "Not a word comes out of his mouth when China acts against India", Rahul wrote.

The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), which represents 70 million traders, said it would burn Chinese goods on March 19 to "teach a lesson" to China.

Indian army troopers stand guard near the site of a suicide attack on the convoy of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) near Lethpora village in Pulwama district, about 27 km south of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, February. "In 2019, India has the worldwide support".

Twice in the past - in 2016 and 2017 - has China blocked attempts to put the JeM chief on the United Nations sanctions blacklist which would subject him to a global travel ban and assets freeze.

Rahul Gandhi had attacked the Prime Minister and said he has not spoken on China blocking the resolution in the UN Security Council (UNSC). The world lost yet another opportunity in containing terror. But UNSC designation would have put curbs on his activities.

"Government of India needs to take immediate action to raise tariff duties on all Chinese imports", Ashwani Mahajan said in the letter, seen by Reuters.

The spokesperson said Washington will continue to work with the United Nations sanctions committee to ensure that the designation list is "updated and accurate". The terror group also carried out the attack on Uri brigade headquarters in September 2016, killing 17 soldiers and injuring 30 others. Three UNSC permanent members, the U.S., the United Kingdom and France have once again proposed to designate JeM chief as a global terrorist.

Without naming China, it said the UN's 1267 Sanctions Committee was not able to come to a decision on the proposal for listing Azhar on account of a member placing the proposal on hold.

As far as Pakistan is concerned, it will not cease using terror groups to cause violence and bloodshed in India.

"We are ready to engage with Pakistan in an atmosphere free from terror. talks and terror can not go together", she said.

Ranade also suggested that while India maintains its "One China" policy - whereby it doesn't have formal ties with Taiwan, which Beijing considers a breakaway province despite Taepei's claims of independence - it can take significant measures to seek greater investments from Taiwan and open up India's market to Taiwanese technology.

Vanessa Coleman

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