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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

India, Pakistan Feuding

NEW DELHI, India () -- India and Pakistan on Tuesday expelled each other's diplomats for alleged espionage in the latest of the tit-for-tat moves that have marked worsening relations between the South Asian rivals.

Javed Ahmed, a first secretary in the Pakistani Embassy in New Delhi, was asked to leave India within a week because of "activities incompatible with his diplomatic status," Foreign Ministry spokesman Arif Khan said. Khan's statement came almost simultaneously with an official announcement in Islamabad that J.J. Singh, an Indian diplomat at the consulate in Karachi, had been asked to leave within one week.

Tensions ran high between the two nations last week after a former Pakistani prime minister said his country possessed a nuclear weapon.