Jadhav’s confession: Fresh spy suspects detained amid diplomatic offensive

Published: April 1, 2016
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Video shows Kulbhushan Yadav, who is suspected of being an Indian spy, during a press conference in Islamabad on March 29, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

Video shows Kulbhushan Yadav, who is suspected of being an Indian spy, during a press conference in Islamabad on March 29, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: 

Pakistan confirmed on Thursday that security agencies have arrested several suspects who are believed to be working for the Indian spy agency as its Foreign Office launched a diplomatic offensive to expose New Delhi’s sponsoring of terrorism in Pakistan.

The latest arrests were made last week and were based on information divulged by Kulbhushan Jadhav during interrogation, officials familiar with the developments told The Express Tribune on Thursday.

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They said the suspects’ identities could not be revealed at this stage in order not to jeopardise the ongoing operation against the network of India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) in Pakistan.

At his weekly news briefing on Thursday, FO spokesman Nafees Zakaria confirmed more arrests had been made on the basis of Jadhav’s interrogation.

He told reporters that the international community was being briefed through Pakistan’s diplomatic missions about the Indian spy’s arrest and his ‘voluntary confession’ regarding RAW’s role in stoking violence in Pakistan.

“We have briefed the P5 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council) and the European Union on the issue,” Zakaria said. He added that Jadhav’s revelations had vindicated Islamabad’s position and exposed India’s designs against Pakistan.

The spokesman recalled that Pakistan also submitted dossiers containing evidence of Indian ‘state-sponsored terrorism’ in the country to the UN and the United States government last year.

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Asked to comment about prospects of bilateral talks in the wake of the spy controversy, Zakaria said Pakistan always believed that dialogue is the best way to resolve all issues with India. On granting India consular access to Jadhav, he said the matter was under consideration and the future course of action will depend on the final outcome of investigations.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 1st, 2016.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • zoro
    Apr 1, 2016 - 9:42AM

    The whole world knows what is happening in Baluchistan and Kashmir ….
    Pakistan will be cementing there enmity with there neighbors for a long time to come… Recommend

  • Malik Saab
    Apr 1, 2016 - 10:57AM

    ET kindly correct the spelling. It is Jhadav not Yadav as informed by the official statements in Pakistan. Recommend

  • Apr 1, 2016 - 12:20PM

    @zoro:
    what kind of statement is that? “Pakistan will be cementing there enmity with there neighbors for a long time to come” Are you in your senses. It is India NOT Pakistan which has been in stringent relations with all of her neighbors since 1947. Indian animosity with Pakistan is understandable but why india has completely failed to have good relations with China, Bangladesh, Nepal and even Sri Lanka? Get a life and smell the reality. India is the only PROBLEM CHILD of subcontinent which has done every thing wrong to destabilize not only subcontinent but whole world. Which country started nuclear arm race in the region. Of course india NOT Pakistan. Which country attacked her neighbors twice in last 70 years, of course, India. We have only one problem with India and that is legitimate problem of Jammu & Kashmir which is the part of unfinished agenda of Partition and cheating attitude and deceiving tactics by india are the only reason this matter has not been resolved. Recommend

  • S
    Apr 1, 2016 - 12:45PM

    @zoro:
    India and Afghanistan are already Pak enemies. So there is nothing to cement. The only difference is we are fighting back which no doubt is annoying India. Recommend

  • FAZ
    Apr 1, 2016 - 5:01PM

    @zoro:
    Irani president visited Pakistan and followed it with China. They are taking about increasing their trade to 600bn USD. In context of CPEC and revised Russian interest in this newly forming block, Afghanistan will soon follow. China is helping and has helped Iran before too during the sanctions. Chinese are actively involved with Taliban negotiations. Its India and its PM’s altered ego that wont accept the facts..Recommend

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