NEW DELHI, April 6 - India has taken up at a �fairly high level� with China the issue of Beijing blocking its bid to have JeM chief and Pathankot attack mastermind Masood Azhar as designated terrorist by the UN, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar said today.
Asserting that India will continue to pursue the matter with China in the context of the UN, he also noted that the government has had a �backing and forthing� on the issue with the Chinese.
�My sense is that the particular issue that you referred to is something we have taken up with the Chinese. We have taken it up at a sort of fairly high level and we will continue to pursue this with the Chinese,� Jaishankar said.
He was replying to a question during an interaction on India�s position on China blocking for the second time country�s bid at the UN to get Azhar banned.
At the same time, he indicated that the issue was not going to affect India�s relationship with China in other areas.
�This is an issue to be pursued with the Chinese in a UN context. I would not like to give the impression that somehow this is going to overflow into other areas. We have had a backing and forthing with them on this issue. We have to wait and see where this goes,� he said. � PTI