Issue Brief on “India-Pakistan Relations: Another Sour Affair”

On April 10, 2017, Pakistan awarded death sentence to Indian spy agent Kulbhushan Yadhav through Field General Court Martial (FGCM) under Pakistan Army Act for his direct involvement in subversive activities in Balochistan and Karachi.

Kulbhushan Sudhir Yadhav alias Hussein Mubarak Patel was detained in March 2016 during a Counter-Intelligence Operation from Mashkel area of Balochistan for his involvement in “spying” and “subversive activities” in Pakistan.[1]

Strongly reacting to the verdict, Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar handed over a demarche to Pakistan’s High Commissioner Abdul Basit and said that if Pakistan hanged alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadhav, it will be considered “a case of premeditated murder”.[2] Also, India decided not to release about a dozen Pakistani prisoners, who were to be repatriated on April 12.[3]

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