Chinese Ambassador in Delhi breaks silence over Beijing's role post PAF shooting down IAF jets

Chinese Ambassador in Delhi breaks silence over Beijing's role post PAF shooting down IAF jets
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NEW DELHI - Chinese Ambassador in Delhi breaks silence over Beijing's role in defusing Pakistan India tensions post shooting down of IAF fighter jet in Occupied Kashmir.

China promoted dialogue and played a “constructive role” in easing tensions between India and Pakistan in the aftermath of the February 14 terror attack in Kashmir, according to Chinese envoy Luo Zhaohui.

Beijing also “attaches importance” to India’s concerns related to the listing of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar at the UN’s Islamic State and al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee and will strengthen communication to find a “proper solution”, Luo has written in the Chinese embassy’s official magazine.

China’s foreign ministry had acknowledged last month that the country played a “constructive role” in reducing tensions after India and Pakistan came dangerously close to firing missiles at each other on February 27, as reported by Hindustan Times. At that time, tensions were at a peak after an Indian combat jet was shot down in an engagement along the Line of Control and its pilot, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, was captured and briefly held by Pakistan.

In an article titled “Script a new chapter in China-India tango”, Luo writes about enhanced efforts to manage differences in the region, including the India-Pakistan tensions that attracted the world community’s attention.

“China has actively promoted peaceful dialogue and played a constructive role in easing the tension,” Luo writes.

Without naming Masood Azhar, the envoy adds: “On the issue of listing in the 1267 Committee of the UN Security Council, China attaches importance to and understands India’s concerns and is willing to strengthen communication with India to find a proper solution.

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