ISLAMABAD - China on Wednesday blocked India's bid to designate Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a 'global terrorist' for the fourth time.
China put a technical hold on a proposal in the UN Security Council to ban him just before the close of the deadline, news agency PTI reported.
Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), has been on the radar of countries, counter-terrorism organisations and the United Nations for the terror attacks in India. Advertising Advertising
India had listed Azhar as a 'most-wanted terrorist and has been trying for the past two decades at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to declare him a 'global terrorist' and add his name to the counter-terrorism sanctions list, a decision supported by all member countries except China .
China had blocked the move at least thrice before.
The Ministry of External Affairs has expressed its disappointment in the outcome and said it will continue to pursue “all possible avenues to ensure terrorist leaders are brought to justice”.