Jaitley delays Japan trip amid India-Pakistan tensions

Written by May 4, 2017 14:48

New Delhi, May 4: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who also holds the Defence portfolio, has delayed by two days his travel to Japan for the Asian Development Bank’s annual meet starting on Thursday amidst India-Pakistan tensions.

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Jaitley, who was scheduled to attend ADB’s 50th annual meeting in Yokohama, Japan from May 4-7 will tentatively reach Japan on May 6 and return on May 9, sources said.

During his visit, he will address investors and an interactive session on India’s Business Environment: Reforms and Opportunities.

India-Pakistan tensions have escalated in the wake of Monday’s killing and mutilation of two Indian soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir.

India on Wednesday said it has provided Pakistan with “actionable evidence” of the involvement of the Pakistani Army in the incident that again flared bilateral diplomatic tensions.