India lodges fresh protest over harassment of diplomats

NEW DELHI: India has lodged a protest with Pakistan over four separate incidents of alleged harassment of Indian High Commission officials in Islamabad, and sought an immediate investigation into them, official sources said on Wednesday.

On March 18, India issued a note verbale — a diplomatic communication — to the Pakistan Foreign Ministry, giving a detailed account of the incidents including aggressive tailing of the Indian naval adviser by two Pakistani personnel, they said.

The note verbale said the naval adviser was “aggressively tailed” by two Pakistani personnel in a car while he was going to the High Commission from his home on March 15, according to sources.

They said two Pakistani personnel were keeping a watch outside the residence of the naval adviser during a dinner he hosted on March 14.

In a separate case, the note said another official of the mission received hoax calls while another staff of the mission was subjected to “intimidatory” behaviour by a Pakistani personnel on March 14, the sources said.

In the note, India asked Pakistan to carry out immediate investigation into the cases of harassment of Indian officials. (AGENCIES)