Defence News | Pakistan summons Indian envoy, registers strong protest over India expelling 2 ISI agents

Pakistan summons Indian envoy, registers strong protest over India expelling 2 ISI agents





As India decided to expel the two ISI agents caught red-handed in Delhi gathering information on Army establishments in India, Pakistan summoned a senior Indian diplomat to register its protest against the move.

Pakistan on Monday summoned a senior Indian diplomat to register strong protest over India’s decision to expel two officials of the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi on charges of espionage.

Pakistan’s Foreign Office (FO) said the Indian Charge d’Affaires was summoned for a “strong demarche”, conveying Pakistan’s condemnation of the decision to declare two officials of the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi persona non grata and rejection of all “baseless” allegations against them.

Pakistan also conveyed that the Indian action was in “clear violation” of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the diplomatic norms, the Foreign Office said early on Monday.

On Sunday, two visa officials at the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi were caught red-handed by Delhi Police personnel while they gathering sensitive documents and information on India’s defence establishments from an Indian national.

Abid Hussain and Muhammad Tahir were caught by police while they were interacting with the Indian national in Karol Bagh area in Delhi.

The officials, working at the visa department of the Pakistan High Commission, confessed that they worked for Pakistani spy agency ISI.

Pakistan’s Foreign Office said that the two staff members of the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi were apprehended by the Indian authorities on “false and unsubstantiated charges”.

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