China, neighbour to both India and Pakistan, has called for restraint in view of the Indian Air Force's strike on terrorist camps in Pakistan. The dragon country however criticised New Delhi for taking unilateral action but urging both India and Pakistan to improve their ties. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said New Delhi should have avoided unilateral action, and instead dealt with the situation through 'international cooperation'.
He added: "As for India’s claims on taking action against terrorism, fighting terrorism is a global practice. It needs to be deal with international cooperation. And India needs to create a favourable condition internationally for that." Stating that the onus is on both New Delhi and Islamabad to cultivate a sound relationship, he added: "We have taken note of relevant reports. I want to say that India and Pakistan are important countries. A sound relationship and cooperation serves the interests of peace and stability in South Asia. Both parties remain restrained and do more to improve bilateral relations."
According to Xinhua, Chinese Foreign Minister and State Councilor Wang Yi called upon India and Pakistan to ease tensions arising from the Pulwama attack “through dialogue as soon as possible and avoid an escalation of the situation”.