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Pakistan terms detention of ‘alleged’ RAW agent a ‘big achievement’

Pakistan released a six-minute video of detained Indian naval officer Kulbushan Yadav wherein he is confessing to his involvement in an alleged spying activity in the country, and especially Balochistan.

Kulbushan Yadav-AV

Addressing a joint press conference in Islamabad, Information Minister Pervez Rashid and Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) chief Lt. Gen. Asim Bajwa said Yadav is a serving Indian naval officer whose primary mission was to foment terrorism in Karachi and Balochistan.

Lt.Gen. Bajwa further claimed that Yadav had converted to Islam and worked at Gadani under the cover of a scrap dealer, and termed his detention a ‘big achievement’ for Pakistan, the Dawn reports.

He also said that Pakistan and Balochistan maps has been recovered from Yadav and added that the latter had established a network of operatives, provided funds, arranged and smuggled people for terrorism in the country.

The ISPR chief said Yadav had assumed the name of Hussain Mubarak Patel and was tasked with carrying out bomb blasts to disrupt the proposed China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, plan and launch attacks in Karachi and work against efforts of Balochistan reconciliation.

Yadav also had a link in the assassination of former SSP CID Chaudhry Aslam, added Lt. Gen. Bajwa.

Minister Rashid said Yadav will be prosecuted as per the law of the land.

Islamabad and the Balochistan government have long accused India’s Research and Analysis Wing and Afghan intelligence of funding and training Baloch insurgents.

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