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India to bring back two officials from its high commission in Islamabad

The Indian high commission in Islamabad is set to withdraw two of its officials after Pakistani media revealed their identities for allegedly being involved in subversive activities. Rajesh Agnihotri and Balbir Singh will be removed most likely before they are declared ‘persona non-grata’ by Pakistan.

The two officials were identified and their photographs were being flashed repeatedly by different Pakistani TV news channels on Wednesday.

The Geo TV claimed that Agnihotri was directly linked with RAW while Singh was working for Intelligence Bureau and they were allegedly using their positions in Pakistan as cover to hide their real identities.

It claimed Singh was also running a network of militants in Pakistan and expelled high commission official Surjeet Singh was also part of his network.

On Wednesday, earlier during the day, as many as six officials in the Pakistani High Commission in India returned home amidst growing tension between the two countries. The Pakistani action comes days after India declared Pakistani official Mehmood Akhtar persona non-grata for espionage activities.

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