India expels Pakistani embassy officials over ‘SPYING’
The two worked at the Pakistani Embassy – also known as the Pakistan High Commission – in New Delhi, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
The government has declared both these officials persona non grata for indulging in activities incompatible with their status as members of a diplomatic mission.
The duo have been given 24 hours to leave India’s territory and return to Pakistan, the Foreign Ministry added.
One of the suspects used his job as a visa assistant at the embassy as cover, Indian media have said, citing sources. The two expelled officials were described as trained intelligence-gathering specialists of the Pakistani secret services. They were allegedly detained while meeting a contact in New Delhi, in an attempt to extract data on India’s military and railways.Also on rt.com Even ‘small-scale’ nuclear war between India & Pakistan would DEVASTATE global food supply – study
Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry has blamed India for the “detention and torture” of its diplomats. The arrest was accompanied by a pre-planned media campaign, which was part of a “persistent anti-Pakistan propaganda,” the ministry added.
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