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Security breach outside Indian High Commission in Pakistan: Probe sought

  • Government lodges protest over suspicious activities in the high-security zone in Islamabad in May this year

New Delhi: India has taken strong objection to the security breach outsides its mission in Islamabad. It has taken up the matter with the Pakistan government and sought thorough investigation.

The area surrounding the Indian High Commission is a high security zone and entry without permission is not allowed here. However, according to reports, last month, suspicious activities had been reported outside the mission. A car was spotted there and people wearing PPE kits were seen offloading what appeared to be boxes of Covid relief material. One of them had even clicked photographs with the boxes. The Indian High Commission was in the background. This despite the fact that photography is prohibited in the area.

According to available details, men in police uniform were seen there. They are believed to have helped the other visitors.

India is not taking this security breach lightly. It has called for detailed investigation in the matter. So far, the motive behind this exercise is not clear.

While relations between the two neighbours have deteriorated, diplomats and their staff have not often been targeted in recent times. When India was struggling with a devastating second wave of Covid-19 pandemic, Pakistan had offered help. However, India did not respond to that offer. Meanwhile, assistance had poured in from other parts of the world, including the US and Europe.





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