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Indian diplomat suspected of spying for Pakistan

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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Indian media reports that the Pakistan-based diplomat has been arrested
  • Announcement comes as rivals prepare to talk at regional meeting in Bhutan
  • Indian Ministry of External Affairs says matter is under investigation
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  • India
  • Pakistan

(CNN) -- India suspects one of its diplomats in Pakistan has been spying for Pakistani intelligence, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said Tuesday.

"The matter is currently under investigation. The official is cooperating with our inquiries," the ministry's official spokesperson said in a statement.

Indian media are reporting that the diplomat has been arrested. The Ministry of External Affairs did not respond immediately to a CNN request for comment.

The announcement came as representatives of the two rivals prepared to talk on the sidelines of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation meeting in Bhutan.

India and Pakistan have been at odds since they became independent in 1947. They have fought several wars and engaged in a nuclear arms race that ended with both countries having nuclear bombs.

CNN's Sumnima Udas contributed to this report.