Uri attack fallout: India, Bangladesh and Afghanistan to boycott SAARC Summit in Pakistan, says report

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New Delhi | Updated: September 20, 2016 5:10 PM

After Uri attack, the government of India is preparing its strategy to deal with Pakistan. As per reports, India's prime objective will be to isolate Pakistan internationally. The Saarc summit boycott could be the first such step.

Uri fallout, Uri attack fallout, Uri SAARC summit, India, Uri Saarc summit boycott, Afghanistan Bangladesh India to boycott Saarc summit, Uri attackUri attack fallout: Members of Shiv Sena Dogra Front burn the Pakistan flag during protest against the Uri attack on Monday. (PTI photo)

Uri attack by Pakistani terrorists has generated a strong response from the international community. As the government of India prepares its strategy to deal with Pakistan in the aftermath of the terror attacks, reports have said countries like Bangladesh, Afghanistan along with India may boycott the upcoming SAARC Summit in Pakistan. The move is being seen as a step forward in the India’s strategy to isolate Pakistan internationally for breeding terrorism from its territory.

Quoting sources, India Today TV reported that India, Bangladesh and Afghanistan will boycott the SAARC Summit to be held in Pakistan on November 9 and 10. Sources also told the channel that the three countries are planning to hold the victims of State Sponsor of Terror Conference soon.

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As many as 18 Indian soldiers lost their lives in an over three-hour long gun-battle started by four heavily armed Pakistani terrorists at the crack of the dawn on Sunday. The four terrorists were also killed, while over 20 Indian soldiers were injured.

However, Bangladesh High Commissioner to India has said there has been no final decision yet on his country boycotting the summit. “As of now, the SAARC summit is going to be held sometime in Nov. No final decision has been taken by our PM regarding her participation,” Muazzem was quoted as saying by ANI.

He further said, “As of now, the SAARC summit is going to be held in sometime in November.”

According to Muazzem, the PMs of both countries can discuss regarding their attendance at the SAARC summit in Islamabad at an upcoming event in Goa in which both countries will participate.

“Both India and Bangladesh are engaged at UNGA and general assembly is the main forum where we voice our international concerns, Muazzem further said.

Almost 48 hours after the attack on Indian Army personnel in Uri, ceasefire violation at the Line of Control was reported today. TV reports also said that in a swift operation, Indian forces today killed as many as eight terrorists today.


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