Pakistan-based terror groups are likely to find a mention in the communique to be adopted at the Russia-India-China (RIC) trilateral meeting on Monday, a news report said.
New Delhi plans to push for naming Pakistan-based terror groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed citing a similar move by the BRICS grouping in September, news agency PTI said.
At the RIC foreign ministers’ meeting in New Delhi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is also expected to raise a number of contentious issues involving China, including its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), opposition to India’s bid for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group, South China Sea tension and Beijing’s stonewalling of the move to declare Pakistan-based JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN.
Some of these contentious issues are likely to be discussed during Ms Swaraj’s bilateral meeting with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. It will be the first high-level visit from China to India after the Dokalam standoff. Read More…