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India rakes up Lakhvi issue with China's Xi Jinping

India rakes up Lakhvi issue with China
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday conveyed India’s strong concerns to President Xi Jinping over China blocking its proposal for action by the...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday conveyed India’s strong concerns to President Xi Jinping over China blocking its proposal for action by the UN against Pakistan on the release of jailed Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi.

During a nearly 90-minute-long meeting between the two leaders ahead of the BRICS and Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summits here, Modi also reiterated India’s concerns over the USD 46 billion economic corridor China was building which goes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar replied in the affirmative when asked whether the Prime Minister raised China blocking India’s move at the UN on the Lakhvi issue. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly took up the issue of China blocking the resolution. He conveyed India's concerns,” Jaishankar said while briefing reporters on the Modi-Xi meeting, the fifth between the two leaders in the last one year.
Elaborating on Modi’s comments, Jaishankar said, “the Prime Minister made our concerns known very clearly.”
“I can assume that the Chinese side was impressed with the clarity and directness in which it was conveyed. It was felt that we should keep talking on that,” he added.
Asked what would be the format of the discussions on this issue, he said officials will take up from where the leaders have left.
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