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India to Boycott SAARC Summit Islamabad

India to Boycott SAARC Summit Islamabad  : Uri Attack Reaction

Due to Uri Attack :India to Boycot SAARC Summit in Islamabad 

  • India said that it would not take part in South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in Islamabad in November.
  • The 19th SAARC summit is scheduled to be held in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad from November 9 to 10, 2016.
  • “In the prevailing circumstances, the government of India is unable to participate in the proposed SAARC summit in Islamabad,” ministry of external affairs(MEA) said

India to Boycott SAARC Summit Islamabad

  • Pakistan has termed India’s decision to not attend the SAARC summit as “unfortunate”.
  • Although Pakistan said that it has not received any official confirmation from India

  • India said that it is committed to regional cooperation, connectivity and contacts but these can only go forward in an atmosphere free of terror.
  • As India to Boycott SAARC Summit Islamabad also Afghanistan also wants to boycott SAARC Summit
  • Afghan envoy to India Shaida Mohammad Abdali told NDTV last week that his country was willing to consider a joint boycott of the SAARC summit along with India and other members.
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India to Boycott SAARC Summit Islamabad

  • Apart from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan will also boycott SAARC summit.
  • India is also planning to revoke the Most Favoured Nation status to Pakistan in trade, in another punishing measure.
  • The attack on the army base and triggered a war of words between the neighbours.





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