Pakistan has apprised world’s major capitals, as well as the European Union, about the arrest of an Indian spy in Balochistan, the Foreign Office said on Thursday.
“The entire world has seen the confessional statement of RAW agent Kulbhushan Yadav,” Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said during his weekly press briefing in Islamabad.
According to Radio Pakistan, the spokesperson said Pakistan had earlier provided the UN with evidences of Indian interference and terror activities on its soil.
Detained Indian spy confesses to RAW's involvement in Balochistan
The announcement comes days after Kulbhushan Yadav, who was arrested earlier this month from Chaman, confessed his country’s top intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing, was involved in destabilising Pakistan.
“RAW is involved in some activities related to the Baloch liberation movement within Pakistan and the region around it,” Yadav revealed in the six-minute video released at a joint news conference by Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid and DG ISPR Lt Gen Asim Bajwa.
Yadav said he was a serving officer in the Indian Navy and was due to retire in 2022. India has confirmed Yadav as its national but claimed he had taken early retirement from the navy.
RAW’s activities, according to the Indian spy, centred on the ports of Gwadar, Pasni, Jewani and other installations in Balochistan. In pursuit of set targets, he was trying to cross over into Pakistan at the Sarvan border from Iran on March 3 – but was arrested by Pakistani authorities on their side of the border.
Analysis: Kulbhushan Yadav’s RAW move
Islamabad and the Balochistan government have long accused RAW and Afghan intelligence of funding and training Baloch insurgents, who have been targeting security forces and pro-government personalities in the province for the past 10 years.
Security forces have stepped up operations in the violence-wracked Balochistan since the announcement of the National Action Plan against terrorism in December 2014.
The province has been in the throes of a low-key insurgency since 2004, which became deadlier after the killing of Baloch chieftain Nawab Akbar Bugti in 2006.