File image of Pakistan embassy in New Delhi

India expelled two officials working at the Pakistan embassy in New Delhi after they were held for espionage.

This was informed by the Foreign Ministry in a statement on Sunday.

“Two (Pakistani) officials were apprehended on Sunday by Indian law enforcement,” the Foreign Ministry statement said.

It also stated that the Indian government had declared them ‘persona non grata’ for indulging in activities incompatible with their status as members of a diplomatic mission.

Both were expected to leave the country within 24 hours.

The Indian government also delivered a strong protest to the head of Pakistan’s Delhi embassy concerning the alleged espionage against Indian national security, according to reports.

On the other hand, Pakistan’s foreign ministry condemned the incident terming it detention and torture of two diplomatic officials by Indian authorities.

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