India and China to draw up joint road map against terror
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping say no country is immune to the growing global menace
India and China have agreed to draw up a joint road map to combat terror saying no country can remain indifferent to the global threat.
The decision came during bilateral talks between the two countries on the sidelines of BRICS Summit being held in Goa on Saturday and Sunday.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said both China and India have been victims of terrorism just like neighbors Afghanistan, Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed that no country is immune to the growing menace of terrorism. Alluding to the jihadist group Islamic State, Xi said there is need for mutual cooperation in countering terrorism.
In response to Modi raising the issue of China’s technical hold on the United Nation’s proposed ban on Jaish-e-Mohammed terror group chief Masood Azhar, Xi said the issue will be discussed when high-ranking diplomat and China’s former foreign minister Yang Jiechi visits India.
Xi also said India’s chances of becoming a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) will be discussed in the next round of talks between the two countries.