India has conveyed its strong protest to the Italian authorities over vandalisation of Indian Embassy in Rome ahead of India’s Republic Day celebrations on January 26. The Indian Embassy building in Italy’s Rome was reportedly vandalised by Khalistan elements just ahead of India’s Republic Day. Reports said that flags of Khalistan were raised at night and “Khalistan zindabad” was also scribbled on the walls. Sources told India Today TV that that Indian mission has been constantly raising concerns with the Italian authorities and had done so recently as well in view of Republic Day. “We have taken up this specific incident with them and conveyed our concerns. Safety and security of Indian diplomats and diplomatic premises is the responsibility of the host government,” sources said.