Sharif rejects bulletproof car from India

Wednesday 10th December 2014 06:29 EST

Kathmandu: Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has rejected the use of a bulletproof car provided by rival India for next week's summit of South Asian leaders in Kathmandu, a Nepalese official said. Sharif "will be bringing his own car... all other vehicles for (visiting) heads of countries have come from India", said foreign ministry spokesman Khaga Nath Adhikari. He denied the move was a snub specifically targeted at India, whose ties with Pakistan have worsened since October over some of the worst cross-border firing in years.  The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit will see the leaders of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Nepal, India and Pakistan meet in Kathmandu on November 26 and 27.

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