India had informed current Saarc chair Nepal that “increasing cross-border terrorist attacks in the region and growing interference in the internal affairs of member states by one country have created an environment that is not conducive to the successful holding” of the summit in Islamabad, said Vikas Swarup, the spokesperson of India’s external affairs ministry. The decision by India to boycott the SAARC summit has also prodded other countries like Bhutan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan to signal that they will not be attending the SAARC summit.
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