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India election

Modi boosted in election by UN listing of Pakistani terrorist

India's decadelong campaign finally given tacit greenlight by China

Supporters of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party celebrate the U.N. Security Council's decision to blacklist Masood Azhar, head of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed. REUTERS/Amit Dave   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reelection bid in the ongoing nationwide polls received a shot in the arm after the United Nations Security Council last week named Pakistan-based militant leader Masood Azhar -- dubbed locally as India's number one enemy -- a global terrorist.

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