Pakistan summons Indian envoy over 'RAW officer' nabbed in Balochistan

Published: March 25, 2016
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Pakistan lodged a protest with India on Friday over the country’s “spying activities” in Balochistan and Karachi, Express News reported.

Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry summoned the Indian High Commissioner to the Foreign Office to lodge a formal complaint. The move comes a day after the arrest of an Indian naval intelligence officer in Balochistan.

‘RAW officer’ arrested in Balochistan

“Through a demarche the Foreign Secretary on Friday conveyed Pakistan’s protest and deep concern on the illegal entry into Pakistan by a RAW officer and his involvement in subversive activities in Balochistan and Karachi,” a press release issued by office of the FO spokesperson stated.

“Kul Yadav Bhoshan, a commander-ranked officer in Indian Navy was working for RAW and was in contact with Baloch separatists and terrorists fuelling sectarian violence in Pakistan and Balochistan,” Bugti told the media. The minister, however, did not disclose the exact location of where the man was arrested.

Express News reported the security forces arrested the ‘serving’ Indian officer near the Pakistan-Afghan border region of Chaman, Balochistan. The suspect, who is believed to have been working with insurgent commanders in the region, has been reportedly moved to Islamabad.

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“The Indian spy was involved in financially supporting terrorists and also confessed to his involvement in Karachi unrest,” Bugti told reporters.

Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri said the provincial government had long been vocal on RAW’s covert operations in Balochistan.

Last year in September, three dossiers containing proof of Indian involvement in terrorist activities in Pakistan were handed over to the United Nations.

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Reader Comments (11)

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Mar 25, 2016 - 12:43PM

    Hes a disgrace to India. Both countries should stop meddling in the internal affairs of each other . How about financing one’s own peace and prosperity than spending money on annihilating each other .Recommend

  • SK
    Mar 25, 2016 - 1:32PM

    Now where are all peace loving Indians who can bet their lives on India’s neutral stance on PakistanRecommend

  • indian
    Mar 25, 2016 - 1:55PM

    kul yadav bhoshan? sounds like a made up name.Recommend

  • Point
    Mar 25, 2016 - 2:03PM

    @indian:
    And today is monday!!Recommend

  • Ibs
    Mar 25, 2016 - 2:12PM

    @indian:
    That’s the best response you could come up with ? Recommend

  • Somnath Bhowmick
    Mar 25, 2016 - 4:27PM

    I see a clear connection between this incident and David Headley’s revelations! Why don’t you make the details public? Bring him in front of the press. Let people interview him. If you can’t, then please stop creating mythology!Recommend

  • Vectra
    Mar 25, 2016 - 4:44PM

    Take the issue to and face off with India in UN if you have proofs.Recommend

  • Jamal
    Mar 25, 2016 - 7:08PM

    What was this retired (as claimed by India) indian navy officer doing in baluchistan without visa and passport? Obviously something is missing in the indian story?Recommend

  • Raj - USA
    Mar 25, 2016 - 7:38PM

    @SK:
    He was working in Indian navy, left the Indian navy and is now a private contractor working in Afghanistan. He has experience in construction of ports and is just helping Afghanistan build its own ports, just like the Chinese engineers are helping Pakistan build its ports.Recommend

  • Logic
    Mar 26, 2016 - 12:24PM

    @Raj – USA

    You forgot to mention which port and how many ports that land locked country currently have.Recommend

  • Syed Naqvi
    Mar 26, 2016 - 5:28PM

    This all seems tailored to get leverage over Iran on ridiculous Saudi alliance.Recommend

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