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Sushma denies diplomatic failure over Masood Azhar

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on Friday hit out at the over its allegation that blocking the bid to name as a "global terrorist" was a diplomatic failure of the government, saying the proposal was mooted four times but could get worldwide support only in 2019.

She took to to counter the opposition's charge and said secured unprecedented support from the international community for listing under the

"I wish to apprise you of the facts regarding listing of under the Sanctions Committee. The proposal has been mooted four times. In 2009, under the was the lone proposer. In 2016, India's proposal was co-sponsored by USA, and UK. In 2017, USA, UK and moved the proposal," she said in a series of tweets.

Swaraj said in 2019, the proposal was moved by the USA, and UK and supported by 14 of the 15 Members and also co-sponsored by Australia, Bangladesh, and - non members of the

"Thus, we have secured an unprecedented support from the international community for listing of Masood Azhar under the

"I have shared these facts with you so that leaders who describe this as our diplomatic failure may see for themselves that in 2009, India was alone. In 2019, India has the worldwide support," she said.

The opposition leaders including had criticised the government after blocked the naming of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the

Gandhi had called "weak" and "scared" of Chinese

"Weak Modi is scared of Xi. Not a word comes out of his mouth when acts against India. NaMo's China Diplomacy: 1. Swing with Xi in 2. Hug Xi in 3. Bow to Xi in China," Gandhi said on

On Wednesday, the could not come to a decision on naming the JeM as a global terrorist after China put the proposal on hold. India expressed its disappointment at the outcome.



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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 21:18 IST