New Delhi: In a bid to douse the controversy, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday clarified that her meeting with Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was not bilateral in nature, which requires flags of both the countries.
I called on Prime Minister of Pakistan. This was not a bilateral meeting which has flags of both countries. pic.twitter.com/mCeqc7lHKt
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) December 11, 2015
Sushma Swaraj is likely to brief Parliament about India, Pakistan dialogue on Monday. The minister was in Pakistan on Wednesday to attend the Heart of Asia Conference.
The missing national flag in Pakistan did not go down well with many Indians. Here's how they reacted on Twitter:
— Youth Congress (@IYC) December 9, 2015
— Geet Varun (@geetv79) December 10, 2015
— Join AAP (@JoinAAP) December 9, 2015
When our prime minister visits the flag is inverted, when our MEA visits our tricolor is missing. Sad affairs #Whereisourtiranga
— Rajesh Sharma (@beingAAPian) December 9, 2015
India is being ruled by a government which is failed to protect the honor of national flag. Can you take it anymore ? #WhereIsOurTiranga
— Gajendra (@Airavta) December 9, 2015
— Bodhraj Bhardwaj (@bodhrajbhardwa1) December 9, 2015