New Delhi: Two diplomatic officers of the Indian Excessive Fee in Pakistan went lacking beneath mysterious circumstances early on Monday, sources stated. Their whereabouts have been untraceable, the sources stated, including that India has taken up the matter with Pakistani counterparts to make sure security of the officers.
“A vehicle with two Central Industrial Security Force drivers had gone out for duty, did not reach the destination. Since then they are missing,” sources stated.
This comes simply days after India’s Cost d’ Affaires, Gaurav Ahluwalia was chased within the Pakistan capital Islamabad by bike borne folks suspected to be from the Inter-Companies Intelligence (ISI). Ahluwalia has been subjected to aggressive tailing and intimidation. The incident passed off on June 4.
After the incident the matter of harassment of the Indian Excessive Fee officers and obstruction in discharge of their regular functioning was taken up by way of established diplomatic channels.
Ahluwalia, and different Indian Excessive Fee officers have been chased and harassed in Pakistan following India’s expelling two Pakistan embassy officers after they have been caught red-handed for espionage.
Thereafter, Pakistan has been attempting a tit-for-tat, targetting to expel Indian Excessive Fee officers from the nation for one purpose or one other.
Amid this, the Excessive Fee is discovering it troublesome to renew regular functioning. The Indian diplomats and consular officers are dealing with aggressive tailing and surveillance.
Final Friday, India registered protest within the type of a notice verbale to Pakistan authorities. India has requested Pakistan to make sure the protection and safety of the Indian Excessive Fee and its workers and to permit them to renew their actions consistent with the Vienna Conference.
India instructed Pakistan that the behaviour of its businesses violated Vienna Conference on Diplomatic Relations, 1961 and likewise the bilateral 1992 Code of Conduct which the 2 nations signed to supply diplomats immunity from hostilities in ties.
On Might 31, in New Delhi, India declared two officers of the Pakistan Excessive Fee as persona non grata on expenses of espionage and ordered them to depart the nation inside 24 hours.
Additionally Pakistan’s Cost de Affairs was issued a demarche wherein a robust protest was lodged over the actions of the 2 officers in opposition to India’s nationwide safety.
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