Beijing/New Delhi: China on Saturday defended its second technical hold to prevent a UN ban on Pakistan-based JeM chief Masood Azhar , saying there were "different views" on India's application and that Beijing's move will allow more time for the "relevant parties" to have consultations.

Reacting to India's criticism that its second hold on attempts to ban Azhar sends a dangerous message, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that the listing application member states submitted to the 1267 Committee of UN "must comply" with specific requirements of relevant resolutions of UN Security Council (UNSC).

Though China is the lone member among the 15-member UNSC to oppose the ban on Azhar,Beijing claims that "different views" existed about India's application against Azhar.