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46 Pakistani agents arrested between 2013-16: Govt

Parliament's Budget session

New Delhi : Central and state governments’ agencies have arrested 46 Pakistani espionage agents between 2013-16, Rajya Sabha was informed today.

However, in response to a question on whether the number of Pakistani spies is constantly on the rise in the country, Minister of State for Home Affairs Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said “No.”

“The Government has been pursuing a well coordinated and multi-pronged approach to tackle the activities of ISI which include strengthening vigilance on the borders to check infiltration and illegal cross border activities, gearing up the intelligence machinery to interdict Pakistani agents, close interaction and coordination between different agencies of the Centre and State Governments for neutralising plans of ISI/anti-national elements,” he said.

“Resultantly, during the period 2013 to 2016 (till date), a total number of 46 Pakistani espionage agents have been arrested,” he said.

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