China urges India, Pakistan to ‘exercise restraint’

China urges India, Pakistan to ‘exercise restraint’

Beijing, Feb 26: Following India’s strikes on militant camps in Balakot, China on Tuesday sent out a clear signal that it would try to restrain New Delhi and Islamabad from aggravating the conflict instead of standing by its ally, Pakistan.
Chinese foreign ministry said that sound and peaceful relationship between India and Pakistan is essential to maintain peace and stability in the region.
“We hope the two countries would serve the objective of maintaining peace and stability in the region,” the ministry said in reply to a question.
Beijing clearly wants to make sure that the upcoming meeting of Russia, India and China (RIC), which will be attended by external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and foreign ministers of Russia and China, is not disrupted.