The Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday said eight Indian diplomats in Pakistan ─ allegedly members of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and Indian Intelligence Bureau (IB) ─ are suspected of involvement in terrorist and subversive activities in Pakistan.
FO Spokesman Nafees Zakaria during a weekly press briefing in Islamabad said, “As you are aware, a number of Indian diplomats and staff belonging to Indian intelligence agencies RAW and IB have been found involved in coordinating terrorist and subversive activities in Pakistan under the garb of diplomatic assignments.”
The names and designations of the suspected operatives provided by the FO are as follows:
Suspected RAW operatives
- Rajesh Kumar Agnihotir, commerical counselor and RAW station chief
- Anurag Singh, first commercial secretary
- Amerdeep Singh Bhatti, attache visa
- Dharmendra Sodhi, staff member
- Vijay Kumar Verma, staff
- Madhavan Nanda Kumar, staff
Suspected IB operatives
- Balbir Singh, first secretary press and information, IB station chief
- Jayabalan Senthil, assistant personnel welfare officer
The FO claimed that Indian High Commission official Surjeet Singh who was declared persona non-grata a few days ago was also an IB operative working under Balbir Singh.
“Surjeet was using a fake identity as Abdul Hafeez pretending to be a telecom company Warid’s employee,” the FO alleged.
“We are disappointed that India has not only been found involved in promoting terrorist activities and terror financing as was disclosed by Kulbhushan Yadhav, and further confirmed by the statements at the highest political level on Aug 15 and earlier during a visit to Dhaka… India has also been using its diplomatic mission for its nefarious designs,” the FO said.