"I would like to further reiterate that entire Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are integral parts of India", he added.
The erstwhile undivided state has been shown as a separate entity nearly as if the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is batting for its independence from both India and Pakistan; drawing a strong protest from New Delhi over the cartographic distortion.
India has asked Saudi Arabia to take corrective steps on the misrepresentation of its territorial boundaries on a new bank note. It was also reported that the world map displayed on the banknote does not Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir as part of Kashmir. Mirza was quoted as saying by ANI news agency on Wednesday.
Ties between India and Saudi Arabia have been extremely strong in recent times and there have also been irritants in ties between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia which was its long-time backer.
Other media reports said the move by Riyadh was nothing short of an attempt to disgrace Pakistan, which also seems to be "adapting to its new bloc" ie a possible allusion to Islamabad's growing closeness to Turkey and Malaysia.
India has lodged a protest with Saudi Arabia over the distortion of Indian boundaries in a global map printed behind the country's new 20 Riyal currency note.
But against the expected revenue from such occupants, the revenue actually generated was meager, thereby failing to realise the objective of the scheme that was finally repealed by Satya Pal Malik, the former governor of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, on November 28, 2018.
The J&K government on October 31 made a decision to declare all the actions taken under the Jammu and Kashmir State Land (Vesting of Ownership to the Occupants) Act, 2001, also known as the Roshni Act, under which 20 lakh kanals of land was to be transferred to existing occupants, as "null and void", and has chose to retrieve the land within six months.