Published On: Wed, Sep 28th, 2016

India may not participate in SAARC meeting

In what could be termed as a first serious response to the Uri attack, the Indian government decided not to participate in the 19thSAARC Summit scheduled to hold at Pakistan. The latest report published by the national daily reported that the Indian supremo, Narendra Modi, would not travel to Islamabad for the Summit. Recently, nearly eighteen Indian soldiers were brutally killed in a terror attack at Uri near the Indo-Pak border. It is suspected that some Pakistan nationals living in the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir participated in the brutal terrorist attack. Earlier, the Bangladeshi government, Bhutan government, and Afghan government publically announced that their representatives would not participate in the Summit. These governments reportedly pointed out that Pakistan is not the right place to organize such a Summit. They further alleged that the Pakistan government is supporting the terrorism. While responding about the Uri attack, the Pakistan representatives alleged that the attack was organized by the Indian Security force itself. They reportedly called for an international investigation into the issue. Experts say that the Pakistan government would always shoot baseless defense statements against serious allegations raised against them.  Anyway, the Indian representative asserted that the country is always interested in strengthening the regional cooperation. At the same time, he added that the Indian government will not tolerate any kinds of cross-border terrorism. A huge rift has been created between the Indo-Pak bilateral relations after the dreaded Uri attack. Now, it is the high time to consider a detailed reconciliation talk.

Vignesh

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India may not participate in SAARC meeting