ISLAMABAD: In information leaked to the media, the identity of eight Indian officers and staffers believed to be undercover operatives and posted at the country’s high commission was made public on Wednesday.
The alleged Indian intelligence personnel, whose cover was blown in the media leak, are Rajesh Kumar Agnihotri (posted as commercial counsellor); Balbir Singh (posted as first secretary, press and culture); Anurag Singh (working as first secretary, commercial), Amardeep Singh Bhatti (visa attache); Dharmedra, Vijay Kumar Verma and Madhavan Nanda Kumar (visa assistants); and Jayabalan Senthil (assistant, personnel welfare office). The media leak claimed that the officials were working either for RAW or for the Indian Intelligence Bureau.
No Foreign Office official was available to confirm the media leak — which began with the electronic media — or give its details.
Posting of undercover officers is a routine practice in inter-state relations.
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The revealed Indian agents, according to the information leaked to the media, were, however, found to be involved in subversive activities, including attempts to disrupt the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and create fear and chaos in the country. They are also alleged to be building a network of informants within Pakistan and fabricating evidence for tarnishing the country’s image abroad.