New Delhi, Oct 15: "We reserve the right to retaliate if our security is threatened. While we want peace, we cannot take Pakistan's provocation lying down," Prime Minister Narendra Modi will tell the Chinese President, Xi Jinping ahead of the BRICS summit to be held in Goa on Saturday.
Pakistan has been seeking an engagement with India. However, India maintains that an engagement will be possible only if Pakistan does more to clean up the terror machinery that exists on its soil.
The message from Pakistan is likely to be conveyed to Modi by Jinping when the two meet at 5.40 pm on Saturday. Jinping will arrive in India at 1.10 pm.
India will tell China that it does want an engagement with Pakistan, but there are steps that ought to be taken first. If they provoke we reserve the right to respond, Modi will tell the Chinese president.
Modi will also ask China to advise Pakistan to do more on the terror front and stop provoking India. Pakistan must be told to mend its ways, India will also tell Beijing.
While China made it clear that it will continue to block a ban on Jaish-e-Mohammad chief, Maulana Masood Azhar, India will bring up this subject again.
India would quote the example of United Kingdom which had initially blocked a ban on Azhar. However, the technical hold was lifted by them at the United Nations Security Council after the country realised what a dangerous terrorist he is.