27 January, 2021

So Who's The Bad Boy In Class?

India, Pakistan come together to protest a 'selective' censure slated to come up in the UN

So Who's The Bad Boy In Class?

INDIA, conveniently enough with Pakistan's tacit cooperation, has launched a behind-the-scenes diplomatic campaign to counter a Canada-led resolution at the General Assembly aimed at admonishing New Delhi and Islamabad for this summer's nuclear tests. Several diplomatic experts read the 'one-sided' resolution as part of the continuing efforts by the West to exert pressure on India to sign the CTBT.

Diplomatic sources told Outlook that the Indian effort is focused on either killing the Canada-led resolution or diluting the language in the text that is now making the rounds, calling on the UN General Assembly to deplore the May nuclear tests by both India and Pakistan. Indian officials here wouldn't talk about the issue on record except to say that Canada's choice of words, which is backed by Australia and New Zealand, was unacceptable.

Privately, western diplomats admit both Indian and Pakistani delegations are furious with the resolution. One official, who did not want to be identified by name or nation, said: "The Indians...



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