New Delhi: India has walked out of Moscow meet of Shanghai Cooperation Organization(SCO) as Pakistan used a doctored map.
National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and the Indian team walked out the SCO meet protesting Pakistan’s machination to show Indian territories in its map.
Pakistan used the doctored map as a background for its representative in the SCO meet.
Indian spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said in a statement: “The Pakistani NSA deliberately projected a fictitious map that Pakistan has recently been propagating. This was in blatant disregard to the advisory by the host (Russia) 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, the statement added.
The map, issued by Prime Minister Imran Khan on August 4, claims territories of India – Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and Sir Creek in Gujarat — as parts of Pakistan. India had rubbished it as an “exercise in political absurdity” with no legal validity.
India has issued strong objection to the use of this illegal map by Pakistan. The Russian side, as the Chair, had tried very hard to persuade Pakistan not to do so, but to no avail.