China backs Pakistan hours after PM Modi blamed it for terrorism

Hours after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi blamed Pakistan for cross border terrorism, China came out supporting Islamabad’s “contribution to the international terrorism cause,”  Dawn reported

Nov 21, 2020
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Hours after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi blamed Pakistan for cross border terrorism, China came out supporting Islamabad’s “contribution to the international terrorism cause,”  Dawn reported. 

“China appreciates the positive contribution by Pakistan to the international counter-terrorism cause, firmly supports Pakistan in cracking down terrorist forces. Attempts that aim to sabotage CPEC are doomed to fail,” tweeted Lijian Zhao, the spokesperson of Chinese foreign ministry. 

On Friday, Prime Minister Modi blamed the Pakistan based terrorist organisation Jaesh-e-Mohammad for attempting big terror attack in India, which was thwarted by Indian forces. 

Though it is not the first time when China comes out shielding its “all-weather ally,” Pakistan, for using terrorism as an “instrument of foreign policy,” Beijing has steadfastly defended Pakistan, whom it calls its "all-weather friend" and "iron brother".  in the past as well against the international criticism for its deeds.   

Indian security official suggested that the terrorists were “planning something big” on the anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai attack. A day after the incident, Modi held a high-level security review meeting with senior officials of the security establishment. 

On the other hand, Pakistan’s foreign ministry “categorically” rejected the Indian claim, terming it as “an attempt” to divert international attention from, what they call,  the “Indian state-sponsored terrorism” inside Pakistan. 

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