India to boycott 19th SAARC Summit in Pakistan

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  1. Indx TechStyle

    Indx TechStyle Perfaarmance Naarmal Senior Member

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    From the Official Tweet of MEA Spokesperson Vikas Swarup:
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    Response from pakistani foreign office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria
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    SAARC summit unlikely after India’s boycott, Pakistan says it will happen
    The 19th SAARC Summit to be hosted by Pakistan in November is likely to be postponed with India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan - four of the eight members of the South Asian grouping - deciding to pull out, citing incitement of terrorism in the region.
    BY: IANS | NEW DELHI |Updated: September 28, 2016 4:57 PM
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    From pakistani journal dawn:
    Bangladesh pulls out of Saarc summit as tensions rise
     
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    SAARC Summit: Now, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan say they won’t be going to Islamabad
    SAARC summit: "The growing interference in the internal affairs of Bangladesh by one country has created an environment which is not conducive to the successful hosting of the 19th SAARC Summit in Islamabad."
    BY: EXPRESS WEB DESK | NEW DELHI |Updated: September 28, 2016 4:56 PM
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    ALSO READ: SAARC summit: Pakistan has to contribute to regional harmony, says Bangladesh envoy

    READ: To isolate Pakistan in neighbourhood, India pulls out of Islamabad SAARC summit
     
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    Indx TechStyle Perfaarmance Naarmal Senior Member

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    From The Dawn:
    Saarc summit in Pakistan postponed after member states pull out
    Read: A rancorous Saarc meeting

    'India impedes Saarc process'
    Frustration at it's best.:biggrin2:

    Nice, they cancelled it, otherwise would be having a meeting with themselves.

    BTW,
    Title of the thread:
    India opts out of 19th SAARC Summit.
    Fate of the Thread:
    19th SAARC summit has opted out of it's existence without India.
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    What about Sri Lanka and Maldives? Are they with us or against us?
    Nepal's stand on this issue has been unclear at best.

    The summit has not been canceled, it has been postponed. Will India be able to stay away in future if the venue remains unchanged?

    I don't look at this event as a clear cut Indian victory.
     
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    Le liya badla 18 soldiers ka , pathankot ka , gurdaspur ka , pompore ka ..Mumbai ka

    Nacho sab :balleballe:

    Yehi sab karna tha to congress kya buri thee
    Pakistan ko Pakistan kee bhasha mein jawab denge
    1 sar ke badle 10 sir layenge ...
    Kya hua tera wada ...Vo kasam vo irada ...
     
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    Indx TechStyle Perfaarmance Naarmal Senior Member

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    Maldives is already like a satellite state like Bhutan and Seychelles. I don't think, I would need to tell about that.
    Having 75% of South Asian Economy, SAARC needs India but India doesn't need SAARC. Will depend on India's wish.
    As your wish.
     
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    As per the rules if one member backs then the summit is cancelled if I am right
     
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    Todays TimesNow was good specially a Afgan Analyst was called out and he straight away called Pakis as Terrorists. Pakis started abusing Afgan and said we fed you hungry people etc and you and your mother came to us and we allowed you to stay etc.

    The right hand of Mushraff(Kuraishi) made a fool of himself while pretending his audio line was not working.When asked about why other countries are boycotting he said who told you so he acted in a typical DENIAL mode.

    Let's see what happens at the meet since as per news it's cancelled/postponed since even 1 country pulls out its not gonna happen.

    Pakistan Isolated: Islamabad-SAARC 2016 finally called off, says report
    Nepal is the current "Chair" so and have to decide and below is the update...
    SAARC summit to be cancelled

    The confirmation from Nepal, the current SAARC Chair, came hours after Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan followed India’s decision to stay away from the summit.
    The SAARC summit of 2016 will be cancelled, a senior diplomatic source in Kathmandu told The Hindu. The confirmation from Nepal, the current SAARC Chair, came hours after Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan followed India’s decision to stay away from the November summit to be held in Islamabad.

    “There is no question of holding the summit if four countries declare their unwillingness to participate. As the current SAARC Chair, Nepal has the responsibility of seeking a solution to such pre-summit disputes but under the current circumstances nothing much can be attempted. We will do the due formalities and will declare the summit of 2016 should be cancelled due to non-participation of member states,” said a Kathmandu-based diplomatic source.

    The source, however, pointed out that Nepal has not taken any decision on the summit as it is the current SAARC Chair.

    “We wish that a diplomatic breakthrough could be found with a possible change of venue but no one can guarantee success of such steps as four countries have already declared their inability to attend the summit without seeking an alternate venue,” he said.

    The atmospherics for the cancellation began building up after Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan sent formal official communications to Kathmandu on September 27 almost immediately after India expressed inability to participate in the summit due to “prevailing circumstances” and stepped up diplomatic pressure on Pakistan after the September 18 attack on the military base in Uri.

    Like India that cited “cross-border terrorist attacks in the region” as a reason for boycotting the summit, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan too expressed concern about the same issue in their official notes to Kathmandu.

    “The growing interference in the internal affairs of Bangladesh by one country has created an environment, which is not conducive to the successful hosting of the 19th SAARC summit in Islamabad in November 2016. Bangladesh, as the initiator of the SAARC process, remains steadfast in its commitment to regional cooperation, connectivity and contacts but believes that these can only go forward in a more congenial atmosphere,” stated a communication from Dhaka to Nepal which was shared with the media by a source.

    A high-level diplomatic source from Bangladesh also confirmed to The Hindu that the formal declaration of the cancellation of the summit is imminent.

    Bangladesh in recent months has been involved in a war of words with Pakistan over the war crimes trial, which led to the execution of a number of high profile political figures accused of crimes during the war of 1971.

    The Royal Government of Bhutan, In a similar note to the SAARC Chair, made available to the media, stated that it “shares the concerns of some of the member countries of SAARC” and its “inability” to participate in the SAARC summit.

    “While reaffirming Bhutan’s strong commitment to the SAARC process and strengthening of regional cooperation, it notes ‘the concern of the Royal Government of Bhutan on the recent escalation of terrorism in the region, which has seriously compromised the environment for the successful holding of the 19th SAARC summit in Islamabad,” the Bhutanese note said.

    The Afghan case against Pakistan was made clear during President Ashraf Ghani’s latest visit to Delhi when he demanded more attention for the developments inside Pakistan that fuel violence in the region.

    The cancellation of the summit is unprecedented, as four member-states have cited “terrorism” and “imposed violence” while withdrawing from the summit.

    The tough Indian step was under consideration since the September 18 Uri attack, which was the second such cross- border strike in nine months after the January 2 Pathankot airbase strike that India blamed on Pakistan-based elements. India earlier accepted Pakistan’s invitation for the summit in March during a ministerial held in Kathmandu.

    Following the cancellation, the future of SAARC has become uncertain even as some diplomats advised Pakistan to cooperate. Bangladesh High Commissioner Syed Muazzam Ali said that Pakistan remains part of the region and has to contribute to building regional harmony. “We would still like to continue with SAARC process and hope there will be change and Pakistan comes to the path of cooperation instead of contradiction,” Mr. Ali told the media.

    Earlier on Tuesday, India summoned Pakistan High Commissioner to “firm up” its case on the Uri attack. The envoy was summoned for the second time since the Uri attack that claimed 18 lives, and was given names of the people from the Pakistani side who assisted the militants attack the army base.
     
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    i hope the inbred psychos wont get frustrated and wage a war on us, they already broke the ceasefire today
     
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    The Maldives is a mini pakistan it will probably attend
     
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    That's in demographics, not politically.
     
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    Defiant Pakistan says it will go ahead with Saarc summit despite backlash
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    1. Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said Pakistan will host the 19th Saarc summit in November, Radio Pakistan reported.
    2. Sartaj Aziz said India is making propaganda to foil the conference that was scheduled to be held in November.
    Seems that Pakistan is going have a meeting with itself.:rolleyes:
     
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    :rofl:
    maybe they are planning to use the logistics to host a regional jihad conference
     
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    Imaxxx "Shaktimev Jayate" - Strength Alone Triumphs

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    No Question of Pulling out of SAARC When There was No Summit to Attend: Sri Lanka

    Colombo: Under attack from the opposition for boycotting the SAARC Summit to be held in Islamabad, the Sri Lankan government on Friday said there was no question of pulling out when there was "no summit to attend".

    "There was no question of pulling out when there was no summit to attend", Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera told Parliament.
    http://www.news18.com/news/india/no...as-no-summit-to-attend-sri-lanka-1299595.html
     
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    What has SAARC achieved during its existence?

    Economic Integration: Any FTA made? Nope, Sri Lanka is faltering on FTA with India. Main tourists to Sri Lanka and Maldives are Chinese. Major investments are from outside SAARC.

    Infra and Internal Connectivity:Up to date no rail links. Strategic ports Gwadar, Chittagong, Colombo and Hanbantota are in Chinese hands. China is about to extend their network to Kathmandu.

    Security: Kabul used to look up to NATO for protection, and soon enough would count on SCO. India continues to bully lesser members.

    Where is SAARC visible in all these top regional priorities? Other than making it merely a talking club India has played no role as a regional engine for prosperity. India itself is lagging behind. The neighboring ASEAN has shown what a failed organization SAARC has been in stark contrast!

    So, what is the fuss of "boycotting" a summit about? For whom the bell tolls? Maybe it's good timing to disband the outdated and useless group altogether. Members would feel much relief without it. They can fare better in pursuit of whatever partnership without SAARC, be it bilateral or multilateral. They certainly know which pasture is greener.
     
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    Just two purposes are there;
    One is to show Pakistan isolated.

    And second is about what you said. SAARC is simply near a non existent organization. Defusing SAARC is nice to promote BBIM. Plus most of investments and infrastructure projects started by India are mainly in these countries (case of Afghanistan is different). For example, a further huge road link to boost trade by 60%.

    Though agreeing that even that organization will depend on China for decades. China is way bigger economy than India and these countries are simply too small. India can't take on China without having a decent industrial base.
     

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