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India summons US envoy on spying claim: Official source

Published on Jul 2, 2014 3:23 PM

NEW DELHI (AFP) - India summoned the top diplomat from the US embassy Wednesday to complain for the third time about spying following new allegations that the National Security Agency targeted the ruling party.

"What we have said is that we expect a response and an assurance that this won't happen again," a foreign ministry source told AFP on condition of anonymity.

A new document supplied by fugitive former intelligence worker Edward Snowden and made public by The Washington Post on Monday showed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party was among authorised targets for the NSA in 2010 while it was India's main opposition.

India has complained to the United States on two other occasions, in July and November 2013, over other revelations - including the disclosure that its UN mission in New York and its Washington embassy were snooped on.

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