Pak names 8 Indian mission staffers for ‘anti-Pak activities
Pakistan on Thursday named eight Indian High Commission officials alleging that they were members of Indian intelligence agencies and involved in “subversive activities”, in the latest tit-for-tat action amid raging Indo-Pak tensions.
Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria read out a statement at his weekly briefing saying that a number of Indian diplomats and staffers were involved in “coordinating terrorist and subversive activities in Pakistan under the garb of diplomatic assignments”.
“Their names and designations are: Research and Analysis Wing’s operatives -- RAW’s station chief Anurag Singh, first secretary Commercial; Commercial Counsellor Rajesh Kumar Agnihotri; Amerdeep Singh Bhatti, attache visa; Dharmendra Sodhi, staff; Vijay Verma, staff; and Madhavan Nanda Kumar, staff,” he said.
“Indian Intelligence Bureau’s operatives are Balbir Singh, first secretary press and information and IB station chief and Jayabalan Senthil, assistant personnel welfare officer,” Zakaria said. He claimed that Surjeet Singh, who was declared persona non-grata by Pakistan a few days back, was also an IB operative. Surjeet was using a fake identity pretending to be telecom company Warid’s employee, he claimed.
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