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Wrong map of India shown on Saudi Arabia’s banknote, Foreign Ministry expressed strong opposition


new Delhi: India has conveyed its concern to the Gulf country over the “misrepresentation” of the country’s borders in a banknote issued by Saudi Arabia last week and told it to “take quick steps to fix it” . This information was given by the Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday.

The global map printed on the new 20 riyal note does not show Jammu and Kashmir and Leh as part of India. It was released on the occasion of the G20 group being chaired by Saudi Arabia.

External Affairs Ministry spokesman Anurag Shrivastava said that India has asked Saudi Arabia to take “quick right steps” in the matter and said that the whole of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh is an integral part of India.

Srivastava said, “We have seen the bank note you are referring to which has wrongly depicted the boundaries of India.” The note was issued by the Monetary Authority of Saudi Arabia on 24 October, on the occasion of Saudi presiding over the G20. He has conveyed serious concern and has asked Saudi Arabia to take correct steps in this regard soon.

Srivastava said, “I would like to say once more that the whole of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh is an integral part of India”. Not shown.

Pakistan considers Saudi Arabia its important ally and many people in Islamabad are seeing the withdrawal of PoK from the map of Pakistan as a shock to their country.

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