After China, Russia also dismissed India’s anti-Pakistan propaganda at the recently held BRICS conference.
China had blocked India’s attempts to name Jaish-e-Mohammad and Laskhar-e-Taiba in the declaration of the conference. According to Indian analysts, Russia’s decision to not argue New Delhi’s case is being seen as a major blow.
In their joint statement, the BRICS leaders condemned recent attacks against some of its members “including that in India” but made no mention of Pakistan.
China sprang to long-time ally Pakistan’s defence on Monday after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi branded Pakistan a “mothership of terrorism” at the summit of BRICS nations.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying, asked about Modi’s comments, said China opposed all forms of terrorism and that the international community should increase counter-terrorism cooperation.
“We also oppose the linking of terrorism to any specific country, ethnicity or religion. This is China´s consistent position,” she told a daily news briefing in Beijing.
“Everyone knows that India and Pakistan are victims of terrorism. Pakistan has made huge efforts and great sacrifices in fighting terrorism. I think the international community should respect this,” Hua added.