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SCO meet gaffe: Red Fort with India's flag shown as Pak's Shalimar Gardens

SCO officials apologised about the gaffe, saying they failed to cross check the photos on display

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

Red fort
Red fort

A reception held by the SCO at its headquarters highlighting the entry of and turned out to be an embarrassment for the organisers as India's with the tricolour was shown as Lahore's Shalimar Gardens in a

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Indian envoy to Vijay Gokhale along with the ambassadors of Masood Khalid and other Cooperation Organisation (SCO) members attended the function.


The first colourful event, however, caused an embarrassment for the organisers as India's with an Indian flag was shown as Lahore's Shalimar Gardens on the tableau of

Both Indian and pointed out the faux pas to the organisers.

were apologetic about the gaffe, saying that they failed to cross check the photos on display as this was the first event involving and

Tomorrow the will raise the flags of and and Gokhale and Khalid will beat a drum, heralding the entry of their countries into the organisation.

and were admitted as members into the six-member grouping at the Astana Summit last week.

The group is now comprised of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and

Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran and Mongolia have an observer status in the grouping that is increasingly seen as a counterweight to NATO.

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