The Hindustan Times said New Delhi has informed Riyadh that it feels “serious concern” about the emergence of the Jammu and Kashmir region separate from India on a map on a new Saudi 20-riyal note.
“We have communicated our serious concern to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia regarding this gross distortion of the external regional borders of India in an official and legal bank paper for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said through its spokesman, Anurag Srivastava, according to the newspaper. The Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman added, “We have requested the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to take urgent corrective steps in this regard.”
This banknote was issued on October 24th to celebrate the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia organizing the Group of 20 (G20) summit on November 20-21.
Source: Hindustan Times