New Delhi: The relations between India and Pakistan are deteriorating only and in a latest, India has announced that it will pull eight Indian diplomats from Pakistan, after the names were put in public domain.

“They have put in the public domain eight names and six of these people went today. We will eventually withdraw all eight,” said Vikas Swarup, spokesman at the Ministry of External Affairs.

Vikas Swarup said that the safety and security of the Indian diplomats was completely compromised after their names along with their pictures were shared in public domain through media.

Pakistan on Wednesday also pulled out four of its officials posted at the High Commission in New Delhi.

The happening came days after India expelled one Pakistani official for espionage activities.

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Two Indian diplomats in Pakistan were also expelled after they were allegedly caught spying for India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) spy agency. 

Reportedly, the four Pakistani officials were named by the expelled Pakistani High Commission staffer Mehmood Akhtar during interrogation.

35-year-old, Mahmood Akhtar was arrested by Delhi Police last week while he was at the Delhi zoo for acquiring sensitive defence information and documents aided by two men from Rajasthan.

Akhtar worked with the visa section of the High Commission. He was detained and questioned but later released owing to his diplomatic immunity. He was then asked to leave the country within 48 hours.

 

First Published | 2 November 2016 11:22 PM
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