India stages walk out at SCO meet, says Pak presented ‘fictitious map’

Anurag Srivastava

New Delhi: India has walked out of a meeting of the national security advisors of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member countries in protest after the Pakistani representative used a ‘fictitious’ map showing Indian territories as part of Pakistan. The virtual meeting was chaired by Russia.

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said, “This was in blatant disregard to the advisory by the host against it and in violation of the norms of the meeting. After consultation with the host, the Indian side left the meeting in protest at that juncture.”

“As was to be expected, Pakistan then went on to present a misleading view of this meeting,” Srivastava said.

Pakistan was represented at the meet by Moeed W Yusuf, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on national security.

 

NT Bureau