India recalls three diplomats from Pakistan

According to officials, apart from Singh, Vijay Kumar Verma and Madhavan Nanda Kumar left Pakistan by air on Tuesday.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: November 8, 2016 6:24 pm
india, indo pak, india pakistan, pakistan, india calls back diplomats, india diplomats pakistan, india diplomats islamabad, indo pak diplomats, india news, indian express India on Tuesday recalled three diplomats stationed at its High Commission in Islamabad after their identities were made public and Pakistan charged them with “spying”.

India on Tuesday recalled three diplomats stationed at its High Commission in Islamabad after their identities were made public and Pakistan charged them with “spying”. The diplomats, including First Secretary (Commercial) Anurag Singh, were named last week by Pakistan’s Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria, who had alleged that a number of Indian diplomats and staffers were involved in “coordinating terrorist and subversive activities in Pakistan under the garb of diplomatic assignments”.

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According to officials, apart from Singh, Vijay Kumar Verma and Madhavan Nanda Kumar left Pakistan by air on Tuesday. The decision was taken as their security had been “completely compromised” by Pakistan with their names and photographs published and broadcast in the media there, they said.

India’s action comes within days of Pakistan recalling six of its High Commission officials here after their names were made public by another mission staffer Mahmood Akhtar, who was declared persona non-grata and expelled for running a spy ring last month.

Akhtar’s expulsion had triggered a tit-for-tat action by Islamabad, which also expelled an Indian High Commission official posted there.

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First Published on: November 8, 2016 4:53 pm
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    ashoks
    Nov 8, 2016 at 2:38 pm
    In what way an diplomatic embay is useful to India.Better close the embay and let them feel for the absence.
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      Manu USA
      Nov 8, 2016 at 12:27 pm
      India should recall everyone n let them suffer. Get rid of Abdul Basit isi operative asap.
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        Kumar
        Nov 8, 2016 at 12:50 pm
        Instead of piece-meal withdrawal, it is better, India withdraws its entire staff from Pak and ask s to get out.
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          Indian
          Nov 8, 2016 at 2:10 pm
          India should withdraw all INDIANS from Pak, throw out all PA-KI from India and STOP all contact with PAK. ...... STOP all VISA, BUS, PLANE, TRAIN, BUSINESS, BOLLYWOOD, MUSIC, SPORTS etc with PA-KIS.
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