India recalls 8 Indian staffers as Pak Media names them for anti-Pak activities

Speed News Desk | First published: 3 November 2016, 13:27 IST
India recalls 8 Indian staffers as Pak Media names them for anti-Pak activities

Pakistani media, on 3 November, named at least eight staffers at the Indian High Commission in Islamabad and accused them of carrying out 'anti-Pakistan activities', in the latest tit-for-tit action amid raging Indo-Pak tensions.

According to media reports, India has decided to recall eight officials from its mission on 2 November following the reports that their security has been completely compromised.

The Indian officials had been accused of being spies as the Pakistani media flashed their names.

Pakistan on 2 November pulled out six of its officials in the wake of a spy scandal involving staffers of its High Commission in New Delhi.

The latest tit-for-tit naming of officials coincided with raging tension between India and Pakistan following the Uri terror attack and India's retaliatory surgical strikes across the LoC that pushed the bilateral ties to a new low.

First, two Indian officials were named yesterday afternoon but by late night, the number soared to eight.

The Dawn reported that the alleged Indian intelligence personnel, whose cover was blown off in the media leak include commercial counsellor Rajesh Kumar Agnihotri, first secretary, press and culture Balbir Singh, first secretary, commercial Anurag Singh, visa attache Amardeep Singh Bhatti, visa assistants Dharmedra, Vijay Kumar Verma and Madhavan Nanda Kumar, and assistant, personnel welfare office Jayabalan Senthil.