New Delhi: India’s diplomatic moves are gaining ground with Germany backing France’s move to freeze assets of Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar and expressing optimism that the terror chief will soon be on the terror list of the European Union.
The spokesperson of Germany embassy Hans Christian Winkler said, “Final discussion on security and foreign policy can only be taken once all members of EU agree to it.”
However, Germany said that it will be able to muster up the support of other members in the EU to put Masood Azhar on the terror list. He said that the EU is approaching it very positively.
The other day, China hinted that the issue of Masood Azhar will be resolved soon. It was a big scaling down of its prior stand. China had vetoed a UN Security Council resolution to ban the terror chief.
Masood Azhar is accused of many terror attacks in India including the Pulwama attack which killed 40 CRPF soldiers. The attack led to major escalation between India and Pakistan. India struck back at the Jaish-e-Mohammad terror camps at Balakot in Pakistan with a successful airstrike using Mirage 2000 jets.