India pulls out of SAARC summit in Islamabad

NEW DELHI: Indian government on Tuesday announced that its delegation will not travel to Islamabad for the upcoming SAARC summit citing ‘increasing crossborder terror attacks and growing interference by ‘one country’.
According to a statement issued by Indian Ministry of External Affairs, India has conveyed to current South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) chair in Nepal that increasing cross border attacks and “growing interference in the affairs of member states by one country have created an environment that is not coducive to the successful holding of 19th SAARC Summit in Islamabad in November”.


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