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  • 8:05 AM IST
    Sushma Swaraj in China LIVE: We lost 40 personnel in Pulwama attack. Such dastardly attacks are a reminder that all countries should take action against terrorism. Despite the strike, Pakistan denied any knowledge of the event. We were informed that Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad was planning more attacks in India. It is then that we decided to strike the terror camp. It was not a military attack. It was only a pre-emptive to destroy terrorism.
  • 8:02 AM IST

    Sushma Swaraj in China LIVE: I am visiting China at a time when there is grief and anger in India. It is the worst terrorist attack directed against our security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, says Swaraj.

  • 8:01 AM IST

    Sushma Swaraj in China LIVE: Such dastardly terrorist attacks are a grim reminder for the need of all the countries to show zero tolerance to terrorism and take decisive action against it.

  • 8:00 AM IST
    Sushma Swaraj in China LIVE: We’re aware of the recent dastardly terrorist attack on our security forces in Pulwama, perpetrated by Jaish-e-Mohammed, a Pakistan based and supported terrorist organisation proscribed by UN and other countries. We lost over 40 CRPF personnel while several others are injured seriously
  • 7:57 AM IST

    Sushma Swaraj in China LIVE: Pakistan refused to act hence India had to react, says Sushma Swaraj on AIF strike on Jaish camps in Pakistan’s Balakot

  • 7:55 AM IST

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    Sushma Swaraj in China LIVE: It is important to both sides to ensure thorough and effective implementation of the guidance given by our leaders. Both sides have made good efforts in this regard & we should sustain this effort.
  • 7:55 AM IST

    Sushma Swaraj in China LIVE: India-China relations, as you said, is an important relationship for both of our countries. We have made substantial progress in our relations since the informal summit between PM Modi and President Xi Jinping in Wuhan in April 2018.

New Delih: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj reached China on Wednesday to to attend a meeting of foreign ministers of Russia, India and China. She met her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Wuzhen and will also hold bilateral discussions with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov today. Also Read - The Truth Behind Pakistan's JF-17 Fleet And Its Failure

Her visit comes in the wake of growing tension between India and Pakistan after Indian Air Force carried out non-military pre-emptive strikes on Jaish-e-Mohammed’s biggest terror camp in Pakistan in a pre-dawn operation on Tuesday. Also Read - Russian President Vladimir Putin Orders Mass Vaccination From Next Week

According to reports, Swaraj is expected to raise the issue of India’s bid to brand JeM chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist on the UN list, which has been repeatedly stonewalled by Beijing. Also Read - China Imports 100,000 Tonnes of Rice From India For 1st Time in Decades Amid Ladakh Standoff

The Pulwama terror attack and India’s air strikes on the terrorists training camps are also expected to figure in the her talks with Wang and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Levrov.

“Counter-terrorism on the agenda. EAM @SushmaSwaraj departs for Wuzhen, #China for the 16th Foreign Ministers Meeting of Russia, India & China #RIC. Apart from attending the trilateral meeting, EAM will hold bilateral discussions with Russian and Chinese Foreign Ministers,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

Following the IAF strike on Jaish camps in Pakistan, China urged New Delhi and Islamabad to “exercise restraint” and asked India to carry out its fight against terrorism through international cooperation.

When asked for China’s response to India’s air strikes on terrorist camps in Pakistan, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told the media here that “we have taken note of the relevant reports.”

“I want to say that India and Pakistan are both important countries in South Asia. A sound relationship and cooperation between the two serves the interests of both the countries and peace and stability in South Asia,” he said.

“We hope that both India and Pakistan can exercise restraint and do more to improve their bilateral relations,” he said.