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Pakistan Denies Visa To Indian Diplomat

New Delhi: Pakistan has denied visa to senior diplomat Jayant Khobragade who was set to be appointed as appearing head of Indian Excessive Fee in Islamabad, individuals aware of the event stated on Sunday.

It’s learnt that Pakistan didn’t approve his visa on the grounds that he’s too senior for the put up.

The individuals stated Pakistan was conveyed by India in June about its transfer to ship Khobragade as India’s deputy excessive commissioner to that nation.

There was no official touch upon the problem both by Pakistan or India.

Following India’s determination to withdraw particular standing of Jammu and Kashmir in August final 12 months, Pakistan had downgraded diplomatic ties by expelling the Indian Excessive Commissioner in Islamabad.

Pakistan additionally determined to not ship the brand new envoy it had named to go its mission in New Delhi following India’s determination on Jammu and Kashmir.

Since then, each the Indian and Pakistani excessive commissions in Islamabad and New Delhi respectively are being headed by the deputy chiefs of mission of the 2 international locations.

On August 5 final 12 months, India introduced its determination to withdraw particular powers of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcate the state into two Union territories.

Since then Pakistan has been unsuccessfully attempting to rally worldwide help in opposition to India on the problem. The relations between India and Pakistan nosedived following the choice.

In June, India requested Pakistan to scale back the employees in its excessive fee right here by half and introduced a reciprocal discount in Indian energy in Islamabad.

The choice got here after Indian authorities allegedly discovered involvement of sure officers of Pakistan Excessive Fee in “acts of espionage”.

(PTI+)

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