J&K issue: India slams Pakistan

India has slammed Pakistan for again trying to raise the Kashmir issue in the UN Security Council where it failed one more time to find any support, with New Delhi asserting that Islamabad needs to focus on the hard tasks it has to address in order to ensure normal relations with India. China, Pakistan’s “all-weather ally”, on Wednesday stood alone in the Pakistani corner to get the Security Council to focus on the Kashmir issue. The attempt failed as other member countries felt Kashmir is a bilateral matter between India and Pakistan. Earlier on the day, China made the fresh pitch to raise the Kashmir issue under ‘other matters’ during closed consultations in the Security Council Consultations Room. Continue Reading

UN asks turkey to return to diplomacy

France, Germany, Britain, Belgium and Poland were forced to deliver their statement alone, while the United States issued a separate statement asserting that it did not endorse the Turkish operation. According to diplomats, Russia was the biggest obstacle to a united front from the whole Security Council Continue Reading

Editorial: Strong, smart & strategic

All eyes are on India’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin, who made strong, smart and strategic moves even as the United Nations Security Council held closed door consultations on Kashmir. Continue Reading

China says JeM chief Masood Azhar issue will be ‘properly resolved’

China said Tuesday that the vexed issue of designating Jaish-e-Mohammed¬†(JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN will be “properly resolved” but it did not give any timeline, days after Chinese President Xi Jinping met Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan here. Continue Reading