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"We oppose linking terrorism with any specific ethnicity or religion. This is our long-standing position. China and Pakistan are all-weather friends," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told the media.
"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," she added.
Asked about India's accusation that Pakistan supplies arms to terrorist outfits, Hua said: "I understand your concern."
On Sunday, at the gathering of BRICS Summit, Modi called Pakistan the "mothership of terrorism".
Beijing's opposition to India's effort to declare Pakistan-based militant Masood Azhar as a terrorist has caused concerns in New Delhi.
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