It should not have come to that a security diplomat quoted by PTI said.
"China conducts thorough and in-depth assessment of these applications and we still need more time, so that is why we put forward the technical hold", he said.
China's move to block a fresh attempt by the United Nations Security Council to designate the chief of Jaish-e-Mohammed as a global terrorist has intensified pressure on the tense relationship between New Delhi and Beijing. The Chinese decision has disappointed India and the United States, the UK, France and Germany that had backed the proposal.
In a statement, the Indian government said it would pursue "all available avenues to ensure that terrorist leaders who are involved in heinous attacks on our citizens are brought to justice".
Acknowledging that Azhar is in Pakistan, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said Islamabad would act against him only if India presented credible evidence.
Many Twitteratis outpoured their anger against China for not declaring Masood Azhar as global terrorists and as a mark to show patriotism people started this trend.
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The social media giant posted a message on Twitter saying it was "working to resolve the issue as soon as possible". Users quickly began complaining about issues with creating posts, as well as looking at content on the website.
The move didn't go down well with the India government.
"China & Pakistan have had ample opportunity to fulfil their worldwide obligations", Engel said, a day after China for the fourth time in 10 years blocked a move in the UNSC to designate Azhar as a global terrorist. "Bow to Xi in China", he said in the same tweet, recalling the Chinese leader's three-day visit to India in 2014 during which the two leaders sat on a swing in Ahmedabad at the Sabarmati riverfront. Swing with Xi in Gujarat 2.
With its geo-political and geo-strategic interests being in Pakistan (mainly the billions of dollars-worth China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and the Belt and Road Initiative infrastructure projects) China felt it was a better option to keep Pakistan and Azhar in good humour, as they would help safeguard its economic interests. Hug Xi in Delhi. 3.
Jaish-e-Mohammad literally means the Army of Mohammad. The Chinese move was termed "disappointing" by India.
"The original mistake, both on Kashmir and China, was committed by the same person", Jaitley said in a tweet.
India Today reported that India has also provided evidence to the United Nations in the form of audio tapes that link Azhar to JeM.
Leading the effort, France asserted that it has always been by India's side in the fight against terrorism.