“What began several weeks ago as an attack upon “terrorist camps” inside Pakistan, by India, which escalated to harsh words between the tow governments, has just escalated into actual fighting between the Indian and Pakistani armies! India launched an attack about an hour ago, around 1:58 PM eastern US time, which is ongoing. Reports from the “line of control” where the fighting is taking place indicate there is now “heavy” fighting between the two armies. Pakistan says at least 60 of its soldiers are already dead and they are vowing a “massive attack” upon India.
In a tit-for-tat action, Pakistan on Thursday declared an Indian High Commission official as persona non-grata and asked him to leave the country within 48 hours. Foreign Office said in a statement that the decision was conveyed to Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale who was summoned to foreign ministry. “The Foreign Secretary (Aizaz Chaudhry) summoned the Indian High Commissioner today and conveyed the decision of the Government of Pakistan to declare Surjeet Singh, an official of the Indian High Commission, as persona non-grata,” the statement said.
The Foreign Secretary expressed deep concern over the activities of the Indian official that were in violation of the Vienna Convention and the established diplomatic norms, it said. The Indian High Commission was told to make urgent necessary arrangements for Singh and his family to leave Pakistan by October 29. On Friday, India declared a Pakistan High Commission staffer in New Delhi as persona non-grata for espionage activities after he was caught by Delhi Police with sensitive defense documents including deployment details of BSF along the Indo-Pak border.
Eerily quiet from Pakistan Government. No comments at all. A little too quiet. This is now a fast-developing story, please check back for updates.”