The Indian Ministry of External Affairs, in a statement today, said the Indian man arrested from Balochistan has no connection with the government.
Vikas Swarup, a spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs, however, admitted that Kulbhushan Yadav is a former officer of the Indian navy.
“He (Yadav) acquired premature retirement from the Indian navy and since then the government has nothing to do with him,” he said.
It is pertinent to note here that Pakistani security agencies on Thursday apprehended an ‘on-duty RAW agent’ from Balochistan. The suspect was said to be an officer of the Indian navy working for the covert agency to destabilize Pakistan.
He started working for RAW in 2013 and was to retire from navy in 2022. Yadav, who was living in Pakistan with a name of Hussain Mubarak Patel, used to enter into Balochistan through Iran, where he was posted since 2003.
The operative had contacts with banned organizations and was working on plans to break Karachi and Balochistan away from Pakistan, and to sabotage the billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.
Swarup further requested for granting legal access to the arrested Indian citizen.
The Ministry of External Affairs said that ‘India has no interest in internal affairs of any country and that a strong and stable Pakistan is in the larger interest of the region’.