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    NSA Ajit Doval leaves SCO meet after Pakistan's representative shows a fake map

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    The Indian team issued its strong objection to the use of the illegal map by Pakistan and even host Russia tried very hard to persuade the Pakistani representative not to do so.

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    New Delhi: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval left a virtual meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation on Tuesday after Islamabad’s representative showcased a fake map that claimed Jammu and Kashmir and Junagadh as part of Pakistan.

    “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,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said in New Delhi. The virtual meeting was chaired by Russia.

    “As was to be expected, Pakistan then went on to present a misleading view of this meeting,” Srivastava said responding to a query on the issue. A government source said the Pakistani action violated the SCO charter and all established norms of safeguarding the sovereignty and territorial integrity of SCO member states. The Indian team issued its strong objection to the use of the illegal map by Pakistan and even host Russia tried very hard to persuade the Pakistani representative not to do so. Pakistan was represented at the meet by Moeed W Yusuf, special assistant to the prime minister on national security.

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    9 Comments on this Story

    sandeepan pahari5 days ago
    rather than always being on defensive , we should now up the ante by showing parts of Lahore, or probably Balochistan as a part of India.
    Jags Ma6 days ago
    Is the host playing double game? It should have put its foot down firmly against PAK for insulting the host despite desperate requests. The host must show some action on the ground rather than just requesting a rogue nation.
    Praker 7 days ago
    Move our soldiers to pok... and show our strength
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