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Hold is not block, we are optimistic: India on Azhar

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Undeterred by the recent setback at the (UNSC), will continue pushing for the listing of (JeM) as an international terrorist by the world body.

"is disappointed with is still working with members of the sanction committee. There is no bigger statement, half of UNSC co-sponsors proposal. Hold is not a block. India is optimistic," sources said on Saturday.

There has been mounting global pressure against to dismantle all on its soil following the Pulwama terror attack, which claimed the lives of over 40 CRPF personnel.

Pakistan-based terror outfit, (JeM) claimed responsibility for the attack, which has seen the global community come together to support India in its fight against

Towards this, USA, UK and moved a proposal in the UNSC to list UN-proscribed group JeM's as a global terrorist. China, for the fourth time, used a technical hold on the proposal on March 13 - a move which has been widely slammed.

"is non-negotiable for India. We have the strong support of 14 members (out of 15 at the UNSC). India will show patience...We are cautiously optimistic that will be listed," sources mentioned.

"also knows that is a challenge. They know it operates from Pakistan," the sources said, adding, "There are certain issues has to resolve with "

"India will show patience," the sources reinforced.

"is spending diplomatic capital in defending indefensible. Pakistan's action is cosmetic," sources added.

Speaking on the United States' support for India, the sources said: "The USA is supportive of India. They have assured that Pakistan will take action. India also raised concerns with the on the arms used of which the USA took note. The US also appreciates India for sharing its position in real time. There are no takers in the US for Pakistan's narrative that India is posing a threat.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 12:13 IST