India denies alleged assassination plot against Khalistani Leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannun

India has strongly denied a recent report published in The Washington Post ( Newspaper of US) regarding an alleged assassination plot targeting Khalistani separatist leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannun in the United States. The report claimed that a RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) official,  Vikram Yadav, was involved in the plot, with approval from the then Indian spy agency chief, Samant Goel.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal said said that the report is “unwarranted and unsubstantiated”. MEA emphasized that there is an ongoing investigation by the High-Level Committee set up by the Government of India to address security concerns related to organized criminals, terrorists, and other networks. 

Gurpatwant Singh Pannun is a prominent figure in the Khalistan movement and serves as the legal advisor and spokesperson for Sikhs for Justice, an organization advocating for a separate Sikh state. The Indian government has designated Pannun as a terrorist.

Question: As per The Washington Post report, which terrorist was the alleged target of the assassination plot of Indian Intelligence Agency?

a) Maulana Masood Azhar
b) Gurpatwant Singh Pannun
c) Talwinder Singh
d) gurbachan Singh

Ans : b) Gurpatwant Singh Pannun

Question : Who is the current chief of RAW (Research and Analysis Wing)?

A) Vikram Yadav
B) Samant Goel
C) Gurpatwant Singh Pannun
D) Ajit Doval

Correct Answer: B) Samant Goel

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