New Delhi: A military court in Pakistan has sentenced Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav to death for alleged involvement in "spying" and "subversive activities". India has acknowledged Jadhav as a retired Indian Navy officer, but denied that he was in any way connected to the government.
Kulbhushan Jadhav was arrested reportedly from Balochistan after he entered from Iran. He was accused by Pakistan of being a "R&AW (Research and Analysis Wing) agent” and planning "subversive activities" in the country. The Indian government, on the other hand, believed that he was picked up from Iran.
Here's all you need to know about him:
- Kulbhushan Jadhav is a retired Indian Navy officer who Pakistan alleges is a spy for the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW)
- Kulbhushan Jadhav was arrested allegedly from Balochistan after he entered from Iran
- The Indian government, on the other hand, believed that he was picked up from Iran
- In April 2016, the Pakistan govt had slapped terrorism and sabotage charges against him
- In March this year, Pakistani adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz told the country’s Upper House that Islamabad won’t extradite Jadhav
- Kulbhushan Jadhav was denied consular access by Pakistan