Worried India likely to call back 8 officials from Pak
Safety concerns could prompt India to bring back eight officials from its high commission in Islamabad after six members of the Pakistani mission in New Delhi left for home on Wednesday, taking ties to a fresh low amid heightened tensions.
The safety of the Indian diplomats was compromised as their identities were posted online and their photos flashed by Pakistani news channels. The Pakistani media described two of the officials as spies and quoted sources as saying that they were involved in espionage and “subversive activities”.
The standoff follows unrelenting Pakistani shelling in the border areas of Jammu and Kashmir over the past fortnight, resulting in heavy A villager shows the pockmarked wall of a building damaged by shelling from the Pakistani side in Ramgarh sector, Jammu, on Wednesday. civilian fatalities. At least 20 people, including children, were killed as Pakistani troops pounded border areas with mortar shells.