December 20, 1998 |
India and Pakistan have each expelled a diplomat for alleged espionage, an Indian Foreign Ministry official said Saturday. On Friday, India asked Pakistan to withdraw an embassy staffer for "activities incompatible with his status," and Islamabad responded by expelling an Indian Embassy official on Saturday, the official said. "They have expelled one of our personnel today; this is obvious retaliation and unjustified," the Indian official said.
December 2, 1988 |
The government of Pakistan on Thursday ordered two Indian diplomats to leave the country within 24 hours, state television reported. The order came after India expelled Pakistan's senior defense attache in New Delhi and an assistant, accusing them of spying. The television named the two Indians as B. D. Sharma, a consul in Karachi, and Rumesh Kumar, a junior diplomat at the embassy in Islamabad.
January 7, 2002 |
India's army said Sunday that it shot down an aircraft belonging to Pakistan that was spying in Indian airspace over the disputed territory of Kashmir, the hot spot in the simmering conflict between the two countries. The reconnaissance plane, which India claimed had flown just inside the western Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir state, crashed in Pakistan after Indian forces fired on it about 3:30 p.m. Sunday, India's military said.
January 21, 2014 |
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- After two days of deadly attacks against security forces, Pakistani air force jets bombarded suspected insurgent hideouts in the country's tribal belt early Tuesday, killing at least 20 people, officials said. Residents reached by telephone said the airstrikes began around midnight and continued for over an hour in North Waziristan , a lawless zone in the tribal belt that is believed to be a haven for Pakistani Taliban and Al Qaeda militants who carry out attacks in Pakistan as well as across the border in Afghanistan.