The Saudi note excludes Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh from India.

India on Thursday conveyed its “serious concern” to Saudi Arabia for issuing a banknote with an “incorrect depiction of India's external territorial boundaries.”

The Saudi note has excluded Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh from India.

We have seen the banknote…it gives incorrect depiction of India’s external territorial boundaries. The note was issued by Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority on October 24 to mark the occasion of Saudi presidency of the G20,” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said during a weekly briefing on Thursday.

“We have conveyed our serious concern to Saudi Arabia, both through their Ambassador in New Delhi as well as in Riyadh, for this gross misrepresentation of India's external territorial boundaries on an official and legal banknote of Saudi Arabia and asked the Saudi side for taking urgent corrective steps in this regard,” he said.

“I would like to further reiterate that the entire Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are integral parts of India,” the MEA spokesperson said.