What has happened?
The protracted spat between India and Pakistan over harassment of respective diplomatic staff ended on Friday. Both sides will ensure safety of each other’s diplomats, families of diplomats and diplomatic premises
Flurry of note verbales
The exchange between the two countries became heated following daily incidents and at one point, Pakistan even recalled its envoy for ‘consultations’.
Code of Conduct for the treatment of diplomatic/consular personnel,1992
- The bilateral 1992 Code of Conduct urges both sides to “ensure dignity and personal inviolability of diplomatic/consular personnel of the Sending State and their families”.
- This bilateral mechanism is a special instrument to ensure safety and security of Indian and Pakistani diplomats who have the critical responsibility of operating in hostile circumstances.