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India appoints new high commissioner to Pakistan, Picture: Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj with Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad.Twitter/MEA Spokesperson

Indian External Affairs Minister took to Twitter on Friday to shut up critics who called out that the Indian flag was missing during her meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad on Wednesday. 

"I called on Prime Minister of Pakistan. This was not a bilateral meeting which has flags of both countries," Swaraj said in her tweet. 

Earlier this week, some Twitterati in India had tried to rake up a controversy by pointing the absence of the Indian tricolour at the meet, where Swaraj was seen sitting in front of the Pakistani flag. 

Sushma Swaraj's visit to Pakistan this week was the first by a minister from the Modi government and came after a secret meeting between the national security advisors of the two countries in Bangkok on Sunday.

"The External Affairs Minister conveyed to Prime Minister Sharif India's commitment to good neighbourly relations," foreign ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup had said.

Another controversy that raged during the Swaraj-Sharif meet was a scandalous tweet from the Twitter account of a Pakistani journalist, which implied that the two were in an 'affair'. 

The Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir alter clarified that his account had been hacked. 

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