NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has cancelled a meeting between foreign ministers of India and Pakistan that was scheduled to take place in New York.

Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesman Raveesh Kumar told reporters that the has been canceled.

Kumar explained the reason for the cancellation of the meeting as alleged killing of three Indian policemen and a personnel of Border Security Force (BSF) in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK).

On Thursday, the MEA spokesman had confirmed that Qureshi and Swaraj will meet on the sidelines of the UNGA in New York later this month.

The spokesperson had said the decision for the foreign ministers’ meet was taken after Prime Minister Imran Khan wrote a letter to Indian Premier Narendra Modi.