According to the Pakistani government, on 3 March 2016, Mr. Kulbhusan Yadav was arrested inside Balochistan during a counter-intelligence raid conducted by Pakistani security forces. He was arrested in Mashkel near the border region of Chaman, having made illegal entry into Pakistan via Iran. Pakistani security forces reported that Yadav was a serving officer in the Indian Navy and asserted that he was commissioned to the Research and Analysis Wing, India's external intelligence agency. They accused him of being a spy and being involved in subversive activities in Balochistan and Karachi. Yadav was later shifted to Islamabad for interrogation. Yadav served with their navy but at the same time denied that he was an agent for an intelligence agency. Indian Ministry of External Affairs communicated that Yadav took premature retirement from the navy and the government had no link since his retirement from the Indian Navy. India expounded that Pakistan had fabricated the documents without ascertaining discrepancies.
Following Pakistan's refusal to allow India Consular access to Kulbhusan Yadav, India approached the International court of Justice alleging the violation of the Vienna Treaty.
Watch the arguments for provisional measures before the ICJ on the 15th of May, 2017.
President of ICJ - Ronny Abraham of France
Agent of India - Mr. Deepak Mittal, Joint Secretary (Pakistan-Afghanistan-Iran) GOI as the Principle Agent, and Joint Secretary Mr. V D Sharma (Co-Agent), Senior Advocate Harish Salve (Counsel), Ms. Kajal Bhat, First Secretary, Embassy of India is Netherlands (Advisor) and Ms. Chetna N Rai (Junior Counsel)
Agent of Pakistan - Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf and assisted by Senior Advocate Asad Rahim.
Pak legal team to be accompanied by Pak Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua.