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ISLAMABAD: Of the eight Indian High Commission officials declared persona non grata by Pakistan, three left for India on Tuesday morning.

The names of the three Indian officials who left for India today are Vijay Kumar Varma, First Secretary Commercial Anurag Singh and Mandhawan Nanda Kumar. The three officials left by traveling from the 09:00 am flight EK-613. The other remaining five Indian officials are expected to travel back to India tomorrow via Wagah border.

The officials were initially expected to leave on Sunday however, due to incomplete travel documents, their departure was delayed. The names of the Indian officials who will travel by road tomorrow are Rajesh Kumar Ragni Hotri, Balbair Singh, Amardeep Singh Bhatti, Jiya Balin and Dharmendra.

Pakistan had claimed that the Indian officials were involved in running a network of IB officials and were agents of Indian spy agency RAW.

Relations between the two nuclear-armed neighbours have deteriorated over the past few months, ever since India has resorted to committing barbarities in occupied Kashmir. Also, the frequent violation of ceasefire across the Line of Control by India and Pakistan’s retaliation have also soured relations between the two countries.