China sprang to long-time ally Pakistan’s defense on Monday after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi branded Pakistan a “mother-ship of terrorism” at a summit of BRICS nations. Pakistan willing to talk if India serious about Kashmir: PM Nawaz Modi’s remarks to a meeting of leaders from BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South
Africa – escalated his diplomatic drive to isolate Pakistan, which India accuses of sponsoring cross-border terrorism. Tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors have been running high since a Sept. 18 attack on an army base in Kashmir, near the disputed frontier with Pakistan, killed 19 Indian soldiers in the worst such assault in 14 years.
LoC violations reflect India’s nervousness: Foreign Office 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. India violated ceasefire more than 90 times this year: FO China and Pakistan consider each other “all-weather friends” and have close diplomatic, economic and security ties.