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Former Naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav sentenced to hang in Pakistan


New Delhi: Former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, arrested in Pakistan last year on charges of spying, has been sentenced to death on Monday.

The Pakistan government had refused to hand over Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was reportedly arrested in Balochistan after entering the country from Iran.

The ex-Indian Navy officer was arrested on March, 2016. India has been claiming that Jadhav was abducted in Iran.

A statement issued by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) described Jadhav as a Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) agent who was arrested during “Counter Intelligence Operation” from Mashkel, Balochistan.

The Pakistan Army even released a video in which Jadhav purportedly “confesses” to his “involvement” in terror activities in Balochistan.

India has acknowledged Kulbhushan Jadhav as a retired Indian Navy officer, but denied that he was in any way connected to the government.


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