India's Modi scraps planned visit to Pakistan for SAARC summit

September 27, 2016 5:41 PM

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India's Modi scraps planned visit to Pakistan for SAARC summit

NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not attend a regional summit of South Asian leaders in Pakistan in November because of increasing cross-border attacks in the region, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

India blames Pakistan for a deadly assault on an army base in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir this month that has escalated tensions between the rivals.

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