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India's Application Before The International Court of Justice Against Pakistan With Ref to Arrest & Detention of Kulbhushan Jadhav

According to the Pakistani government, on 3 March 2016,  Mr. Kulbhusan Jadhav 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 Jadhav 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. Jadhav was later shifted to Islamabad for interrogation. Jadhav 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 Jadhav 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 Jadhav, India approached the International court of Justice alleging violation of the Vienna Treaty. 

The following is the Press Release by the ICJ on the 9th of May 2017 acknowledging India's contentions. 




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