Ajit Doval, group left of Shanghai Cooperation Company over doctored map by Pak (File)
National Security Consultant Ajit Doval and the Indian team left a satisfy of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization hosted by Russia after Pakistan used a doctored map as a background for its agent. The map showed Indian areas as part of Pakistan. The Indian side’s relocation was a protest against Pakistan’s blatant violation of standards, the foreign ministry said today.
Asked about the concern, ministry representative Anurag Srivastava said in a statement: “The Pakistani NSA deliberately projected a fictitious map that Pakistan has actually just recently been propagating. This was in blatant neglect to the advisory by the host (Russia) versus it and in infraction of the standards of the meeting.”
After consultation with the host, the Indian side left the meeting in protest at that point, the statement added.
” As was to be anticipated, Pakistan then went on to provide a deceptive view of this meeting,” the declaration further check out.
The map, released by Prime Minister Imran Khan on August 4, declares territories of India – Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and Sir Creek in Gujarat– as parts of Pakistan. India had rubbished it as an “workout in political absurdity” with no legal validity.
Government sources said Islamabad’s usage of the fictitious map, portraying sovereign Indian areas as part of Pakistan, is an outright offense of the SCO Charter. It is likewise versus all its recognized norms of safeguarding the sovereignty and territorial integrity of SCO Member States.
India, sources said, has issued strong objection to making use of this prohibited map by Pakistan.
The Russian side, as the Chair, had actually attempted very hard to convince Pakistan not to do so. Russia does not support what Pakistan has actually done and hopes that Pakistan’s intriguing act will not affect India’s participation in SCO, sources stated.
Over the in 2015, Pakistan has actually been attempting to highlight Kashmir at many international forums. But revealing such a map in violation of protocol became possible as the conference was virtual owing to the coronavirus pandemic.