Hyderabad: On Thursday, MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi asked the Center for what good reason it was placing an order for bulletproof jackets for the Indian armed force with China when the neighboring nation was not collaborating with India. Mr. Owaisi contended that the Center had not been able to get Masood Azhar, head of the Jaish-e-Mohammed, listed as a worldwide psychological militant at the United Nations Security Council as a result of the Chinese veto. "This is the disappointment of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'jhula strategy'," he stated, alluding to an image of Mr. Modi sitting on a swing with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Ahmedabad during his visit to India.
With reference to Masood Azhar, Mr. Owaisi stated, "I don't care to take his name. In any case, what has happened to the government's self-respect and patriotism now? Shouldn't something be said about our security as a country? These inquiries must be replied."
"For what reason was the request for the bulletproof vest placed just with China? Wouldn't we be able to acquire them from some other country?" he asked. He was referring to the firm with which India signed a deal worth Rs 630 crore for the supply of bulletproof vests, changing its materials provider to China after the agreement was signed. This is for the fourth time in the previous 10 years that China has obstructed the proposal to enroll Masood Azhar as a worldwide terrorist in the UNSC.