India conveys serious concern to Saudi over ‘gross misrepresentation’ of its external boundaries

NEW DELHI: India has conveyed its serious concern to Saudi Arabia over “gross misrepresentation” of its external territorial boundaries in a banknote issued by the Gulf nation last week, and asked it to take “urgent corrective steps”, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Thursday.
The global map printed on the new 20 Riyal banknote, released to mark Saudi Arabia’s presidency of the G20 grouping, does not feature Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as part of India.
MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said India has asked Saudi Arabia to take “urgent corrective steps” in the matter, and asserted that the entire Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are integral parts of the country. (AGENCIES)