ISLAMABAD: Lt. Gen. Asim Bajwa, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) chief, while addressing a joint press conference alongside Federal Information Minister Pervez Rashid on Tuesday termed the arrest of “Indian spy” and former Indian Navy officer Kulbushan Yadav a “big achievement.”
According to Dawn, Bajwa said Yadav was directly handled by the RAW chief, the Indian national security adviser and the joint secretary.
“His goal was to disrupt development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), with Gwadar port as a special target,” Bajwa said, adding, “This is nothing short of state-sponsored terrorism… There can be no clearer evidence of Indian interference in Pakistan.”
“If an intelligence or an armed forces officer of this rank is arrested in another country, it is a big achievement,” Bajwa said, before going on to play a video of Yadav confessing to Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) involvement in Balochistan separatist activities in Pakistan.
The Indian foreign ministry earlier confirmed the arrested man was a former Indian Navy officer, but the Pakistani government claimed to have recovered travel documents and multiple fake identities of Yadav, establishing him as an Indian spy who entered into Balochistan through Iran — holding a valid Iranian visa.