Note of Diplomatic Protest by South Africa to the Republic of India concerning their High Commissioner's role in the landing of a chartered commercial aircraft at the Air Force Base Waterkloof

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QUESTION NO: 1448 (NW1793E)

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO: 20-2013 OF 7 JUNE 2013

THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION (DA-) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATIONS:

Whether South Africa sent a note of diplomatic protest to the Republic of India concerning their High Commissioner's role in the landing of a chartered commercial aircraft at Air Force Base Waterkloof; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

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The Department communicated with the Republic of India by various means of diplomatic communication. The Department summoned the High Commissioner of India accredited to South Africa to sharply raise this matter.  The South African Chargé d’ Affaires was instructed also to raise the matter with the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi.

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