July 4, 1998 |
And now for the news: Five Pakistani nuclear scientists defect to the West, alleging that their military commanders have targeted Indian cities and strategic installations for preemptive nuclear strikes. "Nonsense," the Pakistani government declares, forcefully denying reports splashed across front pages in India and elsewhere this week.
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.
December 1, 1988
Indian security agents arrested Pakistan's military attache in New Delhi on espionage charges after catching him accepting a sensitive defense document from an Indian contact, an Indian government spokesman said. An official said agents had collected evidence over several months of spying by Brig. Zahir ul-Islam Abassi, who had been a Pakistani military attache in New Delhi for two years.