In a significant development, China and Russia on Monday decided to back India for moving a proposal at the United Nations that essentially goes against Pakistan on the issue of terrorism.
In order to corner Pakistan for sheltering and facilitating terrorists involved the 26/11 carnage and other attacks in the country, India seeks to move a resolution in the UN to punish those who shelter and finance terrorism.
And on Monday, it enlisted the support of China and Russia for the same.
“I see this as a major achievement,” External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj told newsmen after a summit of the foreign ministers of Russia, India and China (RIC).
This is a rare occasion when China, a close ally of Pakistan, has taken a stand on an issue that is bound to rattle Islamabad.
Beijing’s move not only reflects the importance it accords to New Delhi, but is also an acknowledgement of its own problem of terrorism in Xinjiang province.
China has often said that ‘foreign forces’ are helping terrorists in Xinjiang.