ISLAMABAD: Pakistani forces arrested an active Indian Army officer, Kulbhushan Jadhav, in the southwestern province of Baluchistan on March 3, 2016, and today (Friday) marks the end of the seventh year of arresting RAW agents, reminding the world of how India is involved in terrorism in Pakistan.
RAW Agent, Commander Kulbhushan alias Hussain Mubarek Patel, was found to have facilitated numerous acts of terrorism on Pakistani soil resulting in the killing of countless innocent citizens. He was arrested in Mashkel, Balochistan while traveling in Pakistan on an Iranian passport. He was involved in espionage, terrorism and sabotage against Pakistan on behalf of the Indian government.
Born on April 15, 1969 in Sanli, Maharashtra, entered the Indian Defense College in 1987 and served in the Indian Naval Engineering Division in 1991. Kulbshan Jadhav was selected by Indian spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) to carry out various subversive activities in Karachi and Balochistan in late 2013.
RAW gave him the pseudonym Patel to hide his real identity, and it was his job to meet and collaborate with Baloch insurgents in their criminal activities.
During interrogation, Kulbhushan Jadhav revealed that in Wadh he was in touch with Haji Baloch, who provided financial and logistical support to the Baloch separatists and the Islamic State network in Karachi. The Indian spy also admitted that the mastermind of the Safoora bus attack in which 45 Ismailis passengers were shot dead was also linked to Haji Baloch.
Based on his information, Pakistani security agencies have arrested hundreds of undercover agents working to undermine the peace of Pakistan.
Kulbhushan Jadhav was found guilty of heinous crimes against the Pakistani state and sentenced to death by the Army General Court (FGCM) on April 10, 2017.
In July 2019, following a petition by India, the ICJ ordered Pakistan to allow Kulbhushan Jadhav full and unimpeded consular access to Indian officials, while rejecting India’s request to have his conviction withdrawn. Seven years after his arrest, Kulbhushan Jadhav remains a living proof of Indian aggression against Pakistan and state-sponsored terrorism.
New Delhi failed to take advantage of the legal remedies Islamabad offered its spy, Kulbhushan Jadhav, despite being given several opportunities.