Yokohama (Japan) : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has cancelled his attendance at the Asian Development Bank’s annual meeting here because of pressing domestic engagements back home.
Jaitley, who also holds the additional charge of defence minister, is however scheduled to travel to Tokyo this weekend seeking Japanese investment into India. He was scheduled to attend ADB’s 50th annual meeting here from May 4-7. Official sources said Jaitley will not be attending the meet, but did not give any reasons for the same. It is understood that the move may be linked to the mutilation of bodies of two Indian soldiers by Pakistani troops.
An “outraged” India today summoned Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit and demanded action against those responsible for the ac, reports PTI.