India on Tuesday walked out in protest from a virtual meeting of the national security advisers after Pakistani representative projected a “map” that inaccurately depicted the borders of the two countries.
India’s NSA Ajit Doval first consulted with the host, in this case the Russian NSA, before walking out of the conference. Later, the Ministry of External Affairs said the display of the map was “a blatant disregard to the advisory by the host against it and in violation of the norms of the meeting”.
“At the meeting of the national security advisers (NSAs) of member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), hosted by the chair of the SCO (Russia), the Pakistani NSA deliberately projected a fictitious map that Pakistan has recently been propagating,” said External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava.
The Ministry of External Affairs said what Pakistan did was in “blatant disregard to host Russia’s advisory”.