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FEARS of open conflict between India and Pakistan surged after a New Delhi delegation stormed out of a meeting over the two countries' border disputes.

PUBLISHED: 03:40, Wed, Sep 16, 2020 | UPDATED: 03:40, Wed, Sep 16, 2020

The virtual meeting featured security aides from Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member states. India’s delegation, led by national security advisor Ajit Doval, quit the event after Pakistani representatives displayed a map depicting disputed territory as belonging to Islamabad.

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The Pakistani map showed all of Kashmir, the sovereignty of which is hotly contested, as being under their authority.

According to the Times of India the New Delhi team dropped out of the event after seeing the Pakistani flag.

Muslim majority Kashmir is currently divided between Indian and Pakistani zones.

Since 1989 an armed insurgency has been taking place in Kashmir against Indian control.

IndiaThe Indian delegation stormed out of a virtual SCO meeting (Image: GETTY)

IndiaThe scene after India's representative left the meeting (Image: YouTube/Indiplus News)

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Up to 100,000 are estimated to have been killed in the conflict.

The SCO meeting, which incorporates a number of regional powers, was being chaired by Russia.

The Russian delegation tried to persuade their Pakistani counterparts to remove the map but without success.

In August Imran Khan, the Pakistani prime minister, released a new map showing the entirety of Kashmir under the control of Pakistan.

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IndiaThe Pakistani SCO delegation with the controversial map behind them (Image: YouTube/Indiplus News)

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