This comes within hours of Congress president Rahul Gandhi terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "weak" and "scared" of Chinese President Xi Jinping after Beijing blocked a United Nations resolution to designate JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.
China recorded its "technical hold" with the "1267 sanctions committee" that aims to impose strictures against individuals and entities associated with Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State.
Reportedly, China in its note to Security Council said it needed more time to examine the sanctions request targeting Masood Azhar.
Lu Kang, spokesperson for Chinese foreign ministry said, "China conducted a comprehensive and in-depth evaluation on the listing applications submitted by the countries concerned in the 1267 Committee".
The spokesman further said a solution to the issue should be acceptable to all parties. According to India Today, their official statement in response to China's move said that, "We are disappointed by this outcome".
China on Wednesday put on hold a request by Britain, France and the United States to add the leader of a Pakistan-based Islamist group behind a suicide attack in Kashmir to the UN terror blacklist, diplomats said.
Without naming China, India's permanent representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin in a tweet said, "1 big state holds up, again." and added, "Grateful to the many states - big & small - who in unprecedented numbers, joined as co-sponsors of the effort". "This has prevented action by the worldwide community to designate the leader of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), a proscribed and active terrorist organization which has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14, 2019".
Beijing has urged Pakistan and India to "address their issues through dialogue and consultation" and "face the militants together to maintain regional stability and security". Gandhi hit out at PM Modi saying he was scared of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
An influential Hindu nationalist group and an Indian traders body called on Thursday for a boycott of Chinese goods after Beijing blocked a move to put a Pakistani militant leader on a United Nations terrorist list following a suicide attack last month.
"This is an issue that is left over between India and Pakistan". JeM claimed responsibility for the 14 February attack in Kashmir which killed 40 Indian paramilitary police.
The postponement could last nine months, and it is the fourth time China - a close ally of Pakistan - has blocked attempts to have Mr Azhar designated as a terrorist.
"China wouldn't be in UNSC had your great grandfather not "gifted" it to them at India's cost".
Make no mistake, continued Chinese opposition on the Azhar issue - we have no reason to believe that Beijing will support the application in six months' time or refrain from vetoing it at the end of the year - will remain a serious obstacle in relations, and also ultimately adversely impact other avenues of engagement, not to mention public opinion in India.
In a tweet, Bolton said, "Met with Indian FS Gokhale to advance progress on the U.S. -India strategic partnership & our shared vision for the Indo-Pacific, as well as reiterate that the U.S. stands shoulder-to-shoulder with India in the fight against terrorism".
Interestingly, NC leader Omar Abdullah got also involved in the virtual war over China.