In a major diplomatic win for Narendra Modi-led government and the Indian diplomacy, the UN Security Council (UNSC) on Wednesday designated Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a “Global Terrorist” after China lifted its hold on a proposal to blacklist him.
In a tweet, India’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to UN, Syed Akbaruddin said, big and small nations all joined together for this and India is grateful to all for their support. A “global terrorist” designation will subject Azhar to an assets freeze, travel ban and an arms embargo.
In 2009, India had moved a proposal by itself to designate Azhar. In 2016 again India moved the proposal with the United States, the United Kingdom and France in the UN’s 1267 Sanctions Committee to ban Azhar.
In 2017, the P3 nations moved a similar proposal again. However, on all occasions China, a veto-wielding permanent member of the UNSC, blocked India’s proposal from being adopted by the Sanctions Committee.