Articles about Abdul Basit

Modi messaged me, says Imran Khan on Pakistan Day's eve

23 Mar 2019

World
Modi messaged me, says Imran Khan on Pakistan Day's eve

Days after India and Pakistan witnessed worst escalation since 1999 Kargil war, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan tweeted on Friday that he received a message from his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on the eve of Pakistan Day.

'Power'ful shock: For 178 units, man receives Rs. 23cr electricity-bill

23 Jan 2019

India
'Power'ful shock: For 178 units, man receives Rs. 23cr electricity-bill

A man in Uttar Pradesh received a huge shock after his electricity bill came out to be around Rs. 23 crore for his home connection of 2 kilowatts.

Pak's US envoy calls colleague Basit's letter about him "disgusting"

30 Aug 2017

World
Pak's US envoy calls colleague Basit's letter about him "disgusting"

Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry, Pakistan's former foreign secretary and current envoy to the US, said he won't respond to a "disgusting" letter by his country's former Indian envoy Abdul Basit.

Sohail Mahmood's appointment as Pak high commissioner makes India positive

28 Aug 2017

World
Sohail Mahmood's appointment as Pak high commissioner makes India positive

Sohail Mahmood is set to take over as Pakistan's new high commissioner to India, a reason for positivity for New Delhi.

Will abide by ICJ's decision on Kulbhushan Jadhav, assures Pakistan

22 May 2017

India
Will abide by ICJ's decision on Kulbhushan Jadhav, assures Pakistan

While iterating that Pakistan's laws will take precedence over the ICJ's verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav, Pakistani high commissioner Abdul Basit said Islamabad will abide by the court's ruling.

ICJ rules in favour of India, stays Kulbhushan Jadhav's execution

18 May 2017

India
ICJ rules in favour of India, stays Kulbhushan Jadhav's execution

The International Court of Justice has ruled in favor of India over alleged R&AW agent Kulbhushan Jadhav, whom Pakistan had sentenced to death over espionage-charges.

Kulbhushan Jadhav's death sentence stayed by International Court of Justice

10 May 2017

India
Kulbhushan Jadhav's death sentence stayed by International Court of Justice

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Tuesday stayed the hanging of Kulbhushan Jadhav, sentenced to death by the Pakistani military court for spying.

Sohail Mahmood to be new Pak envoy to India

09 May 2017

World
Sohail Mahmood to be new Pak envoy to India

Sources stated that Sohail Mahmood is set to become Pakistan's new High Commissioner to India, as Abdul Basit's tenure has drawn to a close.

Evidence of "active participation" by Pakistan in soldiers' mutilation: Jaitley

04 May 2017

India
Evidence of "active participation" by Pakistan in soldiers' mutilation: Jaitley

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley rejected Pakistan's denial of involvement in the mutilation of two Indian soldiers, saying circumstances point to "active participation" by their army.

India: Blood trail is evidence of Pak role in beheadings

03 May 2017

India
India: Blood trail is evidence of Pak role in beheadings

Foreign secretary S Jaishankar told Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basit that there was a blood trail that proved that the perpetrators of the beheadings of Indian soldiers along the LoC were from Pakistan.

DGMO calls soldiers' mutilation a 'dastardly' act, Pakistan denies involvement

03 May 2017

India
DGMO calls soldiers' mutilation a 'dastardly' act, Pakistan denies involvement

In a telephonic conversation on Tuesday, the director general of military operations (DGMO) of India condemned the mutilation of the 2 Indian soldiers, calling it "dastardly and inhuman."

Pakistani ceasefire violation: 2 Jawans killed, mutilated

01 May 2017

India
Pakistani ceasefire violation: 2 Jawans killed, mutilated

In the first ceasefire violation by Pakistan this month, an Indian BSF jawan and an Army soldier were martyred in Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan arrests 3 suspected R&AW spies for targeting CPEC

15 Apr 2017

World
Pakistan arrests 3 suspected R&AW spies for targeting CPEC

Pakistani police have arrested three suspected spies from India's Research and Analysis Wing intelligence agency.

Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence: India cries foul

11 Apr 2017

India
Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence: India cries foul

A Pakistani Military Court on Monday awarded death-sentence to Kulbhushan Jadhav, for alleged espionage in Pakistan and inciting violence in Balochistan.

India reacts angrily to Basit's support for Kashmiri "freedom struggle"

24 Mar 2017

India
India reacts angrily to Basit's support for Kashmiri "freedom struggle"

After media reports on Pakistani high commissioner Abdul Basit reiterating support for Kashmir's "freedom struggle", India External Affairs spokesperson Gopal Baglay said it is "tantamount to interference in our internal affairs".

India won't allow Pakistan to go first: Nuclear expert

21 Mar 2017

India
India won't allow Pakistan to go first: Nuclear expert

Nuclear expert Vipin Narang of MIT said India may shelve its "no first use" policy if Pakistan appeared likely to use the weapons first.

Pakistan reportedly apprehends 94 Indian fishermen in two days

06 Mar 2017

India
Pakistan reportedly apprehends 94 Indian fishermen in two days

The National Fishworkers Forum reported that Pakistan had apprehended 94 Indian fishermen and seized 17 boats off the Gujarat coast in two days.

India to release 39 Pakistan prisoners

01 Mar 2017

India
India to release 39 Pakistan prisoners

In a gesture of good-will, India will release 39 Pakistanis who are currently lodged in Indian jails. Of these, 21 are prisoners who have completed their sentences, while 18 are fishermen who strayed into Indian waters.

Pakistan may announce a new envoy to India

18 Feb 2017

World
Pakistan may announce a new envoy to India

Pakistan may soon appoint a new envoy to India after current high commissioner, Abdul Basit, completes his three year term in March.

Govt to RS: Over 200 active terrorists in J&K

24 Nov 2016

India
Govt to RS: Over 200 active terrorists in J&K

The government informed the Rajya Sabha in a written statement that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is still tense as "nearly 200 terrorists are active in the state."

NIA to expose Pak army's role in terror

07 Nov 2016

India
NIA to expose Pak army's role in terror

The National Investigation Agency is set to file a chargesheet against Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Bahadur Ali, who was captured after the killing of Burhan Wani.

Over 300 terrorists still active: J&K DGP

06 Nov 2016

India
Over 300 terrorists still active: J&K DGP

Jammu and Kashmir's DGP K Rajendra said the situation in Kashmir is "extremely fragile", adding that over 300 terrorists were still active in the state.

Authorities uncover bigger ISI ring in Pak High Commission

02 Nov 2016

India
Authorities uncover bigger ISI ring in Pak High Commission

Mehmood Akhtar, the Pakistan High Commission employee who was arrested for espionage has revealed that he was part of larger, more elaborate ISI spy ring.

Pak to withdraw High Commission staffers

01 Nov 2016

India
Pak to withdraw High Commission staffers

Sources revealed that Pakistan is considering replacing officials from its High Commission in India after several individuals were named by Mehmood Akhtar during his interrogation.

Samajwadi Party aide arrested for espionage

30 Oct 2016

India
Samajwadi Party aide arrested for espionage

Farhat Khan, the personal assistant to SP Rajya Sabha MP Chaudhary Munawwar Saleem, has been arrested for spying for Pakistan's ISI.

Pak High Commission official expelled for espionage

28 Oct 2016

India
Pak High Commission official expelled for espionage

Mehmood Akhtar, a visa officer at the Pakistan High Commission has been expelled from the country after being caught buying classified documents about the Indian army.

Pak High Commission staff held for spying

27 Oct 2016

India
Pak High Commission staff held for spying

A staffer working in the Pakistan High Commission, under Envoy Abdul Basit was held for carrying out espionage activities.

LeT claims responsibility for Uri attacks in posters

25 Oct 2016

India
LeT claims responsibility for Uri attacks in posters

Posters appeared across streets in Gujranwala, Punjab province, Pakistan depicting the Lashkar-e-Taiba claiming responsibility for the Uri attacks.

A Pakistani spy held in J&K's Samba region

22 Oct 2016

India
A Pakistani spy held in J&K's Samba region

A Pakistani spy was detained in J&K's Samba sector.

250 terrorists hiding in Kashmir: Intelligence sources

11 Oct 2016

India
250 terrorists hiding in Kashmir: Intelligence sources

Intelligence sources have told the government that over 250 terrorists are hiding inside the Kashmir valley, awaiting an opportunity to target Indian security forces to avenge the Uri attacks.

Pakistan may activate sleeper cells after surgical strikes

09 Oct 2016

India
Pakistan may activate sleeper cells after surgical strikes

Experts have stated that Pakistan based terror organizations may activate their sleeper cells in India in the wake of the army's surgical strike across the LoC.

Pakistan dedicates its D-Day to Kashmir's freedom

14 Aug 2016

World
Pakistan dedicates its D-Day to Kashmir's freedom

On the occasion of the 70th Independence Day of Pakistan, PM Nawaz Sharif dedicated the day "to Kashmir's freedom".