Doval walks out of SCO NSA meet after Pakistan displays new political map

New Delhi (NVI): In yet another gimmick to provoke India, Pakistan today deliberately displayed its new political map at the meeting of National Security Advisers of SCO member states, in blatant disregard to the advisory by the host against it and in violation of the norms of the meeting. 

NSA Ajit Doval, who was representing India at the virtual meeting, lodged protest against this childish stunt of Pakistan and walked out of the meeting.

“At the meeting of the National Security Advisers (NSAs) of member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), hosted by the Chair of the SCO (Russia), the Pakistani NSA deliberately projected a fictitious map that Pakistan has recently been propagating, “MEA spokesman Anurag Srivastava said in a statement.

“This was in blatant disregard to the advisory by the host 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,” Srivastava said.

As was to be expected, Pakistan then went on to present a misleading view of this meeting, the MEA spokesman added.

Pakistan NSA Yusuf Moeed was seen attending the virtual meet hosted by Russia, with the controversial new map of Pakistan at the wall behind him, which shows Indian territories as their own.

NSA Doval lodged a strong protest over this action by Pakistan and walked out of the meeting. Pakistan has earlier also resorted to such immature actions to provoke India at international platforms, either through its statements on Kashmir or displaying the amended map.

-ARK