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Pakistan sentences Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to death

Updated Apr 11, 2017 10:29am


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In a rare move, a Field General Court Martial (FGCM) on Monday handed Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav the death sentence after trial for involvement in espionage and sabotage activities in Karachi and Balochistan.

Jadhav was arrested on March 3, 2016, through a counter-intelligence operation in Balochistan's Mashkel area for his involvement in espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

"The spy was tried through Field General Court Martial (FGCM) under the Pakistan Army Act (PAA) and awarded the death sentence. Today Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa confirmed his death sentence awarded by FGCM," the military's media wing said.

The accused had been provided with a defending officer as per legal provisions.

Jadhav's 'confessional statement'.

India terms it 'premeditated murder'

India summoned Pakistan's High Commissioner to New Delhi Abdul Basit and handed over a demarche saying, "If this sentence against an Indian citizen, awarded without observing basic norms of law and justice, is carried out, the government and people of India will regard it as a case of premeditated murder."

The India's Ministry of External Affairs in its statement claimed that "the proceedings that led to the sentence against Jadhav are farcical in the absence of any credible evidence against him".

The Indian authorities further claimed that they had repeatedly sought consular access to Jadhav. "Requests to that effect were formally made 13 times between March 25, 2016, and March 31, 2017. This was not permitted by the Pakistani authorities," reads the demarche.

What we know

  • Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav was arrested in March 2016 in Balochistan

  • He was sentenced to death by a Field General Court Martial

  • Jadhav confessed before the court that he was tasked by RAW to plan, coordinate and organise subversive activities in Karachi, Balochistan

  • Jadhav was provided a defending officer as per legal provisions

Pakistan had, however, turned down India's request seeking consular access to Jadhav last year due to his involvement in "subversive activities" in Pakistan.

Experts view the military's announcement about Jadhav's trial and prosecution as an unprecedented move, viewing it as a strong message to India as well as other foreign intelligence agencies.

Jadhav's trial

Jadhav was tried by the FGCM under Section 59 of the PAA and Section 3 of the official Secret Act of 1923, the statement said.

Jadhav confessed before a magistrate and court that he was tasked by Indian spy agency Research and Analysis wing to plan, coordinate and organise espionage and sabotage activities seeking to destabilise and wage war against Pakistan through impeding the efforts of law enforcement agencies for the restoration of peace in Balochistan and Karachi, the ISPR said.

Jadhav's confession

Jadhav's earlier confessional statement was aired by then ISPR head Lt Gen Asim Bajwa, in which he admitted to involvement in terror activities in Balochistan and Karachi.

Terming the Indian spy's arrest a 'big achievement', Bajwa said at the time that Jadhav was directly handled by the RAW chief, the Indian National Security Adviser and the RAW joint secretary.

"His goal was to disrupt development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), with Gwadar port as a special target," Bajwa had 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 had said, before going on to play a video of Jadhav confessing to Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) involvement in Balochistan separatist activities in Pakistan.

Future course of action

Dawn reported that Jadhav now has got 40 days to file an appeal against the FGCM in the army’s court of appeal, according to retired Col Inamur Rahim, a military law expert.

In case the appeal court upholds the FGCM verdict, Jadhav would have the opportunity to seek mercy from the army chief and the president of Pakistan.

Simultaneously, Col Inam said, the convict could approach a high court if he felt that due process was not observed during his trial and his fundamental rights as an accused were not fulfilled.

'Can diplomacy work?'

Leading Indian journalist Suhasini Haidar raised the question of how the sentencing may affect Pak-India ties. "With India-Pakistan relations at their lowest, wonder if diplomacy can work. Even US-Russia were able to conduct spy swaps during cold war," she said.

Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti speaking to DawnNews said he believes the decision is a good one. "There are foreign elements involved in terrorist activities in Balochistan," he claimed. "I believe this is a good decision."

Defence analyst Ikram Sehgal agreed with Bugti's view, saying, "What happened today was correct. He [Jadhav] confessed his crime, he had people killed... After due process, his punishment should be carried out. They [India] will deny that he was not a spy, but he accepted that he was a spy. He gave full details in his confession of his networks as well."

"Pakistan has sent a message that if somebody does such activities here, it will hand them severe punishment. Those operating against the state will face a similar fate," Sehgal added.

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader Asad Umar also believes Jadhav's sentencing is "a good decision".

Read more: Transcript of RAW agent Kulbhushan’s confessional statement

Pak-India tensions simmer

Today's development comes at a time when tensions between Pakistan and India run high.

The past six months have seen a war of words between officials from the Indian and Pakistani governments.

Ties between the nuclear-armed neighbours worsened after India blamed Pakistan for an attack on an Indian military camp in Uri inside India-held Kashmir on Sept 18, 2016 where around 20 Indian soldiers were killed.

India alleged that Pakistan-backed terrorists were involved in the attack and initially claimed that weapons recovered from them bore Pakistani markings. However, this assertion was debunked by the Indian media itself, forcing the Indian DGMO to retract the claim.

Since then, frequent episodes of firing have been reported by the Pakistan military on the Line of Control. The escalation continued when India claimed it carried out "surgical strikes" across the control line on Sept 29, claims Pakistan rejected as baseless.

Certain sections of Indian media have reported prominently that Pakistan has sentenced a former Indian naval officer to death.

They also claimed that Jadhav possessing an Indian passport proves he is innocent as no "intelligence agency ever runs an agent in enemy territory with identity documents connecting him to the agency’s country".

Correction: An earlier version of this story reported that Jadhav had been sentenced by a military court, not the Field General Court Martial. The error is regretted.


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Majid Apr 10, 2017 02:36pm

Good Riddance. This is the reason why Military Courts should be mainstay of justice system to try those deadly terrorists involved in killings of innocents people.

Mas Apr 10, 2017 02:37pm

Justice has been served.

nadir baloach Apr 10, 2017 02:37pm

We baloch are proud Pakistani and India will never succeed in his aim in Baluchistan, Pakistan.. Pakistan Zindabad

Hemant Sharma Apr 10, 2017 02:38pm

This dirty game between the intelligence agencies of the two countries must End

India should not interfere in Balochistan and Pakistan Should not interfere in kashmir.

Pindi kulfi Apr 10, 2017 02:39pm

Good. Fair enough. Examples must be set.

UsmanKhan Apr 10, 2017 02:39pm

Well Done!.

YUVAraj Tamil NADU india Apr 10, 2017 02:41pm

This will lead to serious consequences. I request the Pakistan government to interfere and put a hold on this trail. You can send his confession to indian govt.

Ali Apr 10, 2017 02:42pm

Justice served. Pakistan Zindabad

Raghib Apr 10, 2017 02:43pm

Well if he was a spy and was involved in destabilizing activities, well done. However, be prepared for retribution from the Indian side as well. I particularly fear for the ex army man abducted in Nepal. One thing that is clear now is that relations between the two countries will be strained even further. Any hope for normalising of relations is dead now. Just hope that no more innocent soldiers are killed on either side of the LoC and sanity prevails.

Namo Apr 10, 2017 02:43pm

Absolutely disgusting behaviour by our neighbour.

Laeeq Ahmed Apr 10, 2017 02:48pm

Life sentence would have been enough, no need to kill a human.

Sheraz Apr 10, 2017 02:49pm

@Hemant Sharma I think India is the one interfering in the disputed territory of Kashmir. It simply does not belong to you.

VEN HOUSTON Apr 10, 2017 02:49pm

No due process, no consular access, no legal support for Mr. Jhadav. Kasab was provided all of this, along with undeniable evidence before he was punished. There was also no evidence shared with the media on what Mr. Jhadav did.

maverik Apr 10, 2017 02:49pm

Well done. Keep it up.

kp Apr 10, 2017 02:50pm

Dont do this Pkaistan, Relations will be irreversible.

salman Apr 10, 2017 02:50pm

Great step.

IMTIAZ ALI KHAN Apr 10, 2017 02:50pm

Very sad to hear this news as human life is so precious, sadly too many lives in IndoPak have been lost due to covert activities.

Long live IndoPak Blood Brothers 4 Life.

IMTIAZ ALI KHAN Apr 10, 2017 02:53pm

@Hemant Sharma Wise words. Praying for peace between us two brothers.

Nitin Apr 10, 2017 02:53pm

Another blow to pakistan India relations.

SRKA Apr 10, 2017 02:53pm

This will lead to more problems already exist between India and Pakistan.

Shahryar Shirazi Apr 10, 2017 02:54pm

@nadir baloach "We baloch are proud Pakistani and India will never succeed in his aim in Baluchistan, Pakistan.. Pakistan Zindabad" Thank You Nadir. There has never been any doubt regarding the sincerity of Baloch people. This is the land which hosted Mr Jinnah during his last days. Thanks again.

potya Apr 10, 2017 02:54pm

No evidence what so ever to present in UN and acknowledged by Mr. Aziz in the recent past.

Wasi Qureshi Apr 10, 2017 02:54pm

@Hemant Sharma Baluchistan is part of Pakistan whereas Kashmir is the disputed territory, give them their rights. BTW well done Pakistan..

prafulla Apr 10, 2017 02:55pm

So justice has been done, congrats on doing so.

Mohajir Apr 10, 2017 02:56pm

Bad decision,

Shahryar Shirazi Apr 10, 2017 02:56pm

@Hemant Sharma "This dirty game between the intelligence agencies of the two countries must End. India should not interfere in Balochistan and Pakistan Should not interfere in kashmir."

Sensible comment, I agree with you.

Sohail Khan Wazir Apr 10, 2017 02:56pm

@Hemant Sharma where is the proof of Pakistan's involvement in kashmir?

Shahryar Shirazi Apr 10, 2017 02:57pm

@Raghib "However, be prepared for retribution from the Indian side as well. I particularly fear for the ex army man abducted in Nepal."

This is a dangerous game, Kulbushan must have known as well as the Pak army ret. Colonel too.

Suresh Apr 10, 2017 02:57pm

Being an Indian I am happy that justice has been served to those innocent killed in terrorism.

Sohail Khan Wazir Apr 10, 2017 02:57pm

Justice have been done.

Sohail Khan Wazir Apr 10, 2017 02:58pm

@nadir baloach well said. Baloch are our pride.

kjatt Apr 10, 2017 02:59pm

No due process, no consular access, no legal support for Mr. Jhadav. Kasab was provided all of this, along with undeniable evidence before he was punished. There was also no evidence shared with the media on what Mr. Jhadav did.

Oscar winner Apr 10, 2017 02:59pm

We must respect the verdict of the court.

MAst Apr 10, 2017 03:00pm

Now before yelling Human rights on this very forum, neighbours please look in your backyard where millions of Kashmiris are waiting for their basic human right - Freedom!

PS: Justice well served!

Zain Apr 10, 2017 03:00pm

Pakistan Zindabad! Dismantle all internal threats, including Pakistani groups.

INDI ROCKS Apr 10, 2017 03:00pm

India should respond in kind.

Syed H Apr 10, 2017 03:01pm

At least Jadhav was afforded a trial. Contrast this with India which actually has laws that have allowed its personnel to kill thousands with impunity, laws such as the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the earlier POTA (Prevention of Terrorism Act), which have operated for decades in Kashmir

bulesha Apr 10, 2017 03:01pm

"His goal was to disrupt development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), with Gwadar port as a special target," Seriously, only one man to disrupt such a big project. Now the question is where is his network, how many arrested so far.

Anuj Apr 10, 2017 03:02pm

@Sohail Khan Wazir where is the proof of Indian involvement in PAK ?

Nitin Apr 10, 2017 03:02pm

I hope no bilateral talks in future between India and Pakistan.

nabeel Safdar Apr 10, 2017 03:03pm

India should have had balls to accept him as their agent. what a waste of life...

Liaqat Khan Apr 10, 2017 03:03pm

Good job done by military courts.

EkDoTeen Apr 10, 2017 03:03pm

All Pakistanis in India will now live a life of fear from now on. This was a bad decision

Vipin Apr 10, 2017 03:04pm

But few days back NSA Sartaz aziz himself told that no concerere evidence against him....Seems he was not provided proper legal aid.

Just saying Apr 10, 2017 03:04pm

This will only harden indias stance towards pakistan....

desi dimag Apr 10, 2017 03:05pm

Death sentence for spying even without fare trial?

Anuj Apr 10, 2017 03:05pm

@Suresh stop pretending kid.

Ahsan Apr 10, 2017 03:05pm

Today Justice has been served. I am proud of my Country and Army.

potya Apr 10, 2017 03:06pm

@nabeel Safdar , India have immediately accepted that he was Ex Navy..

Vallabh Patel Apr 10, 2017 03:06pm

Where are the details of Trial ?

atheist Apr 10, 2017 03:09pm

Very bad decision.

KASHMIRI PANDIT Apr 10, 2017 03:09pm

This has put humanity to shame!!! No proofs , nothing of any kind and sentenced him to death..Do you have a single video or witness who can tell that he was involved in the terrorist activities..

optimist rajput Apr 10, 2017 03:09pm

@YUVAraj Tamil NADU india Serious consequences?

Nitin Apr 10, 2017 03:09pm

@Vallabh Patel Its a highly confidential only God knows the details

set him free Apr 10, 2017 03:10pm

Set him free immediately to unite with his family in India.

GK Swamy Apr 10, 2017 03:13pm

He was not even given counsellor access which was a must in such cases.

Dhruv Apr 10, 2017 03:13pm

@Sheraz and neither does it to you

Tipu kadri Apr 10, 2017 03:14pm

This is why military courts are required to stop blood bath of innocent Pakistanis committed by foreign intelligence agencies, their sleeper cells and their implanted terrorists.

Mr Satyabrat D Singh Apr 10, 2017 03:14pm

@Sheraz neither it belongs to you. Go and read the history why India was forced to move army in kashmir

Gilgity in Germany Apr 10, 2017 03:15pm

Justice served ..

super good Apr 10, 2017 03:16pm

Worst decision; The already spoiled relationship between Pakistan and India will now plummet to the lowest rock bottom, which can never be improved. P.M. should intervene immediately.

Dil Dil Pakistan Apr 10, 2017 03:17pm

Good decision at right time

Rajesh Apr 10, 2017 03:17pm

Why no consular access? India always accepted him as Indian citizen, then why didn't Pakistan provide consular access?

MAHEN Apr 10, 2017 03:17pm

@Ahsan Justice? Different interpretations in Pakistan compared to US/UK/INDIA. What evidence was presented in court?

NICK Apr 10, 2017 03:19pm

No fair trial and no fair proof to the international community. A confession during captivity and torture is not Proof!!!

GOvind Apr 10, 2017 03:19pm

No due process, no consular access, no legal support for Mr. Jhadav. There was also no evidence shared with the media on what Mr. Jhadav did. What was the crime he did. ? No where in the world a spy is prosecuted like this.

Hemant Sharma Apr 10, 2017 03:20pm

I feel sad now. Innocent life will be lost

desi dimag Apr 10, 2017 03:20pm

Where is sartaj Ajiz who said there is no concrete evidence against Kulbhushan Jadhav?

Vineeth Apr 10, 2017 03:20pm

@Syed H Ajmal Kasab had the luxury of a lengthy trial and legal representation in civilian courts.

Rohit Singh Apr 10, 2017 03:20pm

India should try its best to get him released. If it does not happen i will cut all diplomatic ties.

Love Your Country Apr 10, 2017 03:21pm

@Hemant Sharma - illogical comparison.

Akram Apr 10, 2017 03:21pm

@YUVAraj Tamil NADU india "This will lead to serious consequences ". For example?

Chandan Kumar Sharma Apr 10, 2017 03:21pm


Rohail Apr 10, 2017 03:21pm

It's just a hype. Nothing will happen. It's all drama.

Irfan M Apr 10, 2017 03:21pm

Pakistan foreign services adviser Sartaj Aziz had said in front of the parliament that there is no concrete evidence against him. Death penalty without concrete evidence ?

Hashim Apr 10, 2017 03:21pm

Well done,

Asad Apr 10, 2017 03:22pm

@Hemant Sharma Have you ever captured our people in IOK? The answer is NO, but this man was caught and he confessed in front of the media , which clearly means he was not tortured. He was the facilitator to many terrorists who killed so many innocent people.

Feroz Apr 10, 2017 03:24pm

What was there to hide if there was proof that Yadav was a spy ? Why was Consular access denied to Yadav and why not tried in an open regular Court ? Any Defendant in a trial has to be allowed a lawyer of his choice and why was Yadav denied this facility ?

super good Apr 10, 2017 03:24pm

Utter wrong step by Pakistan, which will have serious consequences on peace in south Asia.

Ayan Apr 10, 2017 03:25pm

Very Good decision

Akram Apr 10, 2017 03:25pm

@INDI ROCKS . Absolutely.

SID Apr 10, 2017 03:26pm

Tit for Tat !!! India will also react in same way .

Hashim Apr 10, 2017 03:26pm

Strange ! people are demanding evidence?? a simple question ask from all those that what he was doing in Pakistan ??

SID Apr 10, 2017 03:27pm

Seriously Pakistan have dented any chance for peace talk with Indian side for near future & India will retaliate in same manner .

Akram Apr 10, 2017 03:28pm

Thanks to Modi sarkar , Indo Pak ties are so low that they can hardly drop any lower. Only consolation.

vk Apr 10, 2017 03:28pm

This will create a large rift in the future relations between two countries. Pak govt needs to reconsider this decision.

Anuj Apr 10, 2017 03:28pm

@Akram that you'll know very soon.

apoorv Apr 10, 2017 03:28pm

Pakistan has started this, not good act to improve relations among both countries.

GAUR Apr 10, 2017 03:28pm

@Asad everyone knows he was captured in Iran.

Indian true friend of beloved pakistan Apr 10, 2017 03:28pm

@IMTIAZ ALI KHAN . Simply ur greatness. Amazing to hear your words sir. We also want same thing. Let resolve all outstanding issues between us and let peace and harmony prevail. Kashmir should be solved within the purview of INSANIYAT. Both nations should be ready to accept some realities and some compromises. We should not allow precious human lives to be lost.

raj Apr 10, 2017 03:29pm

@IMTIAZ ALI KHAN imtiaz g how do u remain so sane, i always read comments of communal harmony from you

Shahryar Shirazi Apr 10, 2017 03:29pm

@GOvind "No where in the world a spy is prosecuted like this" What ? Can you please read the history from the 50s to the 80s between Soviets and Americans.

Syed ahmed, canada Apr 10, 2017 03:30pm

@Hemant Sharma: Kashmir is declared disputed territory. Pakistan has equal right on it.

super good Apr 10, 2017 03:31pm

Now, Alas!!!, even God cannot save the relationship.

nishant Apr 10, 2017 03:31pm

India was ready to give consular access to Kasab while Pakistan did not give it to India ,

Bhargav Apr 10, 2017 03:31pm

Sad to hear,

BNJ Apr 10, 2017 03:32pm

If the verdict is not revoked i doubt we will ever see India Pakistan relations improving. Forget Bollywood,Cricket, Music, Culture.

MAc Apr 10, 2017 03:32pm

A sad phenomenon of hating and killing each other (India & Pakistan).. wonder when will it end....

SID Apr 10, 2017 03:32pm

@Syed H What trial ? When Indian Govt said he is Indian citizen , Pakistan didn't gave allowed counselor access . Is this free trial ?

Real indian Apr 10, 2017 03:34pm

Without any case, chargsheet how a country can hang to other country's people. This wud be the desastrous for pakistan in coming years...

Akram Apr 10, 2017 03:35pm

Your retired naval officer wasn't on a picnic in Balochistan was he? We are facing a huge insurgency problem which we must face strictly.

anurag Apr 10, 2017 03:35pm

Stupid decision. Look how India tried Kasab. There should be free trial. Was he given access to counselor. This is absolutely unfair.

Jim Apr 10, 2017 03:36pm

No consular access means lot of doubt in the case. Just few months back Sartaj Aziz said their is no clinching evidence against him.

Rohit Singh Apr 10, 2017 03:36pm

Espionage is nothing new. Even for a moment one assumes he was involved in espionage that does not warrant death sentence.

DK PAMNANI Apr 10, 2017 03:36pm

Justice is denied.

vk Apr 10, 2017 03:37pm

@Syed Ahmed,Canada

Kashmir is no longer a disputed territory. It was removed from UN list of disputed territories in 2010. You can verify this fact on net.

Yourstruly Apr 10, 2017 03:37pm

Sartaj Aziz claimed there was no proof against him; he wasn't provided consular access (even Kasab was provided one)..

Akram Apr 10, 2017 03:37pm

It's laughable how the Indians claim this will be a blow to ties. O bhai, what ties?

Humjol Apr 10, 2017 03:37pm

Sartaz Aziz says"no evidence found against Yadav" in Pakistan assembly, and now charged with espionage

imtiaz ali khan Apr 10, 2017 03:38pm

@Indian true friend of beloved pakistan

You said it so right dost. No more no more this religious spewing of hate by pundits or mullas or padris etc., above all is humanity which makes rab happy, no India or Pakistan is more precious than seeing smile on my people's faces or apki or meri yeh dosti bus or kuch nahee chaeeyeh Shirdi waleh seh. This news caused me pain yaar, I wonder what his mother is feeling like today, as another life is lost for kab tak anso bahaen g hamari maeen kab tak? :(

kkl Apr 10, 2017 03:39pm

No Trial, no hearing and justice served,,,

nanthan Apr 10, 2017 03:39pm

wrong move...

ABE Apr 10, 2017 03:39pm

And if tomorrow, India reciprocates with an alleged Pakistani spy on their territory, what would be our reaction then??

RAJ Apr 10, 2017 03:39pm

Actually this proves the diplomatic dumbness of the state, they could have negotiated a lot for him and also become the example of face of peace which Pakistan needed desparately. They could have got a lot in return

Zakir hussain Apr 10, 2017 03:40pm

RIP Vienna convention

SID Apr 10, 2017 03:41pm

@Akram Ask your FO , PCB chairman who always ready for cricket match, dialogue with India. Not a single time Indian Govt responded to that .

Irfan Mirza Apr 10, 2017 03:42pm

@Hemant Sharma Dear Kashmir and Baluchistan are not parallel. Both are part of Pakistan.

Akram Apr 10, 2017 03:42pm

@apoorv "Pakistan has started this". Pardon me? Come again? Bhai jaan this started when RAW sent this Yadav chap to Balochistan to sabotage CPEC and promote terror.

Syed H Apr 10, 2017 03:42pm

@Vineeth Yadhav got a trail under a military court, as have many other Pakistani terrorist suspects. If Indians feel a military court is insufficient and Pakistan can't be trusted to give justice, well then, don't sneak into Pakistan under a false ID, especially if you are an Indian Navy officer by background, and especially if you are doing this at about the same time as Ajit Doval, the then head of RAW, had been kind enough to explain on video how he would like to spread terrorism in Pakistan, and specifically in Balochistan.

Also, the thousands killed in Kashmir by Indian personnel operating under legal acts that give them impunity, never got a trial. Indeed, many of those killed did not even have their corpses returned to their families (look up "half-widows" and mass graves in Kashmir). And these Kashmiris were living on their own land, not entering another country on fake documents to harm it.

Dil Dil Pakistan Apr 10, 2017 03:42pm

@Real indian what he was doing in Pakistan on iranian visa with fake Passport

SID Apr 10, 2017 03:43pm

@ABE Exactly . And india has every right to do that .

still there are ties Apr 10, 2017 03:44pm

@Akram Till now there is no war, that says that the ties are there , Indian blind cricket team is playing in Pakistan. Pakistanis are visiting India and Indians are visiting Pakistan, there is trade between the two countries, this will all end if ties end.

Thruth Apr 10, 2017 03:45pm

Did he get fair trial?

Ahmad Apr 10, 2017 03:45pm

Not Good Really, Not Good.

Xyz Apr 10, 2017 03:45pm

His body language fails to speak as per his 'confessions'. No concrete evidence against him.

Irfan M Apr 10, 2017 03:46pm

First time I am seeing serious and emotional response from our Indian friends. Earlier it was always with contempt or ridicule.

Irfan Mirza Apr 10, 2017 03:46pm

Is Iran happy with the decision? Jadhav was entering and existing from Pakistan via Iran

Akram Apr 10, 2017 03:46pm

@Syed H . Nailed it sir. Well said.

nabeel Apr 10, 2017 03:48pm

@VEN HOUSTON on the contrary evidence was shared

Alba Apr 10, 2017 03:48pm

Same thing should happen to those smuggling weapons of war into Pakistan.

Akram Apr 10, 2017 03:49pm

@still there are ties Really sad to learn that Pak blind cricket team will not be able to play with its Indian counterpart. Big blow.

The end is near Apr 10, 2017 03:49pm

Great decision. Justice served.

GAUR Apr 10, 2017 03:50pm

@ABE complai, what else ?

Ajay Apr 10, 2017 03:50pm

Unfair and biased decision. India will retaliate. Prejudiced decision. No prof Sartaj aziz said in Parliament how come you award death sentence.

M.Saeed Apr 10, 2017 03:50pm

@Hemant Sharma:Pakistan is not interfering in Indian Occupied Kashmir but it is the movement of justice for self determination that's an unfinished agenda of Partition. Baluchistan is an integral part of solid Pakistan Being feudal controlled nomadic area almost equal to half of the land area of Pakistan, it a target of India in creating unrest to counter what it claims being the reason of unrest in Kashmir.

Rizwan Apr 10, 2017 03:51pm

To all indian commentors, where were u when modi announced in dhaka that india was behind separation of Pakistan resulting in killing of thousands of Pakistanis. 2ndly Kulbhoshan Jhadav was a state actor (serving military person). Go read Geneva convention on treatment of military spies disguised as civilians and operating in another country to organise terrorist activities, killings of innocent civilians. Modi has been too busy trying woo his extremest votebank and frankly did not do his best to normalize relations with Pakistan.

sUGHIS Apr 10, 2017 03:51pm

@Hemant Sharma: Get your facts right - Balochistan is part of Pakistan while Kashmir is a disputed issue!

Ayan Apr 10, 2017 03:51pm

@Zakir hussain come with your real name, you must have guts to do so

Sushant.T Apr 10, 2017 03:51pm

This will make things worst!!! Stop this if you can... Give peace a chance!!! Collective faults asks for collective rectification.

Anuj Apr 10, 2017 03:52pm

@Akram fine, then if we do the same then you won't complain, right ?

Rohit Singh Apr 10, 2017 03:53pm

When a foreign adviser officially says not concrete evidence against him then how can they pass death sentence.

M.Saeed Apr 10, 2017 03:53pm

@YUVAraj Tamil NADU india: India had shamelessly accepted Yadav being its spy working in Pakistan. Now, what else do you want? He is not a fisherman who drifted to Pakistani area in Indian Ocean.

mamdo Apr 10, 2017 03:54pm

Those who are supporting the death sentence, please watch the movie Steven Spielberg's “Bridge of Spies”.

still there are ties Apr 10, 2017 03:54pm

The ties between India and Pakistan. 1. Indus water to Pakistanis. 2. Bilateral trade between India and Pakistan. 3. Blind cricket, billiards, Squash and other sports played between two countries. 4. Indian and Pakistani citizens visiting each others countries 5. Pakistanis watching Indian movies and channels 6. Marriages between Indians and Pakistanis. 7. No official war declared between India and Pakistan. Rather than improving ties we are worsening the ties with this judgement.

Logical dude Apr 10, 2017 03:55pm

This wont go down well in the annals of history, he can be a spy but don't think he is involved in terrorism related activities. Also all the spies are not hanged. Timing is also a matter, when India's relation with both China & Pakistan is at its @ all time low, this was an unnecessary step.

SID Apr 10, 2017 03:55pm

@M.Saeed When did India accepted he is a spy ??

Gilgity in Germany Apr 10, 2017 03:56pm

@Syed H very well said Sir.

Irfan M Apr 10, 2017 03:56pm

Suddenly all the Indians have started liking Sartaj Aziz more than Modi.

Waheed Baloch Apr 10, 2017 03:57pm

Overall justice has been done as this person has destroyed many innocent lives. Pakistan Zindabad.

FREEBEE Apr 10, 2017 03:59pm

Why counselor access was not provided to Indian gov? Why Sartaz said there are not enough proofs against Jadav? Can anyone answer my question?

oki Apr 10, 2017 04:01pm

All those cautioning for severing of ties, disruption in relations, etc. This is precisely why there should be ties and good relations, so that when something like this comes up, there is some goodwill to look forward to or some good will at stake. So, are we playing cricket then?

AshEESh Apr 10, 2017 04:01pm

consequences would be severe....

AYAZ MUSTAFA Apr 10, 2017 04:01pm

This could lead to serious issues

imtiaz ali khan Apr 10, 2017 04:02pm

@raj All gods are one. There is no difference between a Hindu and a Muslim. Mosque and temple are the same. Sai Baba Of Shridi

My fakir friend said it long time, but most will not understand the power of love in these words. I believe in them with a conviction and it give me peace. So when someone gets hurts in Kashmir or Kerala it give me pain as baba bleeds.

Thank you for kind words dost I really appreciate them. Shukria yaar from Pakistan.

CBM and CBD Apr 10, 2017 04:02pm

Instead of Confidence Building Measures(CBM) Pakistan is doing Confidence Destroying Measures(CBD) which is wrong.

M.Saeed Apr 10, 2017 04:03pm

@SID: Accepting him being its regular Navy staff and not declared absconding for years means he was officially on Indian duty in Pakistan. What else it means other than paid covert assignment.

Raja farhat Abbas Apr 10, 2017 04:03pm

@SID ...You are stating the obvious,we already know what your India will do!.

on FLIP SIDE Apr 10, 2017 04:04pm

It will only up the ante - with Modi in power there is no hope for peace anyway....unless there is a paradigm shift in polices I see status quo or worsening of relations between both neighbors - ultimate suffers - poor on both sides of the divide.

TRISTAR Apr 10, 2017 04:05pm

This will lead to tougher posturing from India on any Pak related issue. The relationship is going to get worse for sure. Without giving consular access , Pak has violated international norms. Even if he is guilty he should have been tried properly.

Ali_khan Apr 10, 2017 04:06pm

@Shahryar Shirazi: We should remember that Kashmirs just do not want to live with India. and Baluchistan is part of Pakistan and Bloch are Pakistanis. Baluchistan is a not disputed territory as Kashmir

jayesh Apr 10, 2017 04:06pm


damage Apr 10, 2017 04:08pm

An Indian citizen given death sentence in Pakistan will seriously damage India-Pakistan relationship.

Arvind Apr 10, 2017 04:08pm

This is a baseless truth delivered by Jadhav... Suppose if Jadhav was involved in unlawful activities than there must be some proofs, equipment or documents which he had carried with him. Pakistanis government must show those evidences before court and media.

Akram Apr 10, 2017 04:09pm

Sartaj Aziz is hardly privy to military intelligence operations. So what if Aziz said there is no evidence against Yadav. Politicians say things like this. Remember what a certain Mr Nehru promised about Kashmir?

Ali_khan Apr 10, 2017 04:09pm

@Irfan Mirza : we should observe justice in our judgement not someone else happiness or sadness.

Zak Apr 10, 2017 04:09pm

Excellent decision.

Raja farhat Abbas Apr 10, 2017 04:10pm

@Syed H ...Great comment and nicely explained.

The end is near Apr 10, 2017 04:11pm

Its a Good massage for All other terrorists as well. Pakistan will not tolerate any terrorists and their savage activties on Pakistani soil. Let this be clear. Enough is Enough. Pakistan Army Zinda Baad.

South Asia Apr 10, 2017 04:12pm

@M.Saeed He was a retired Navy officer working on the Chabahar Port and also had a small business in Iran as per Indian statement. He was abducted when he was working close to the border as Chabahar is close to the border.

Raja parekh Apr 10, 2017 04:12pm

Vary vary cruel.

Iftikhar Husain Apr 10, 2017 04:12pm

This is the right action taken by Pakistan.

Joe Apr 10, 2017 04:13pm

@M.Saeed Now looks like you don't read news correctly.India accepted that Jadhav is Indian and not that he is a spy.

Zak Apr 10, 2017 04:13pm

@SRKA who cares, why india sending navy officer for terrorism.

Taimoor khan Apr 10, 2017 04:13pm

A message today has been send to the world by Pakistan! Good development.

Irfan M Apr 10, 2017 04:13pm

@The end is near beautiful and succinct response

Raja farhat Abbas Apr 10, 2017 04:14pm

Pakistan will not bow to anyone,enemies who come to our homeland to harm us they shall perish!!.Pakistan Pa'indabad

Ahsan Apr 10, 2017 04:15pm

@VEN HOUSTON everything was shared but it was not digested by you, so now face the consequences, India never even accepted Sarbjit as a Spy

Zak Apr 10, 2017 04:15pm

@kp good. After Kashmir UN plebiscite. Hope they break for good.

Irfan M Apr 10, 2017 04:17pm

Rarely I see a breaking news and get a peace of mind as well. Justice is done. Long live Pakistani Army.

SID Apr 10, 2017 04:17pm

@M.Saeed Indian Govt said he is an ex Navy officer . Nowhere Indian Govt said Kulbhushan Jadav was serving Navy during his arrest .

KIRTIMAYA VARMA Apr 10, 2017 04:18pm

Nobody knows the truth as to whether Kulbhushan Jadhav was a spy or not. In the charged atmosphere between India and Pakistan, so many things are being said and believed. Whatever that be, what about exchange of prisoners between India and Pakistan? If Israelis and Palestinians can do it routinely, why not India and Pakistan? Savings lives on both the sides could be a wonderful gesture.

Well Wisher Apr 10, 2017 04:19pm

it will further deteriorate the strain. Now see the how India will retaliate

TBH Apr 10, 2017 04:19pm

No details of trial, no consular access, no civilian government involvement, no proof given .

Vimal Apr 10, 2017 04:20pm

Where is the proof

NITIN MUKESH Apr 10, 2017 04:21pm

@Akram Yepp now there is no ties.

khanm Apr 10, 2017 04:22pm

would it solve any problem by killing him... negotiation is one option ..I mean serious negotiation... Negotiation means getting the best of your opponent.

Shakil Apr 10, 2017 04:23pm

@kjatt Counsel access is only given to civilians, not for spies who operate and kill people of Pakistan!

Madras Apr 10, 2017 04:23pm

No consular access, no evidence,

Observer Apr 10, 2017 04:23pm

Pakistan First; let it be heard loud and clear!!!

Sadaf Apr 10, 2017 04:24pm

Let's hope diplomacy prevails,surely with relations between Pak and India not very high maybe Pakistan could have negotiated a tit for tat release of a Pakistani spy behind Indian jails,if there is a Pak spy in the same predicament. But if it's proved beyond any reasonable doubt that his man was responsible for the blood of innocents then maybe this is the right decision. One other thing I would add though is... from denying any involvement or knowledge of this spy suddenly news networks in India are coming out all guns blazing for the release of yadav.

ALi Da Maland Apr 10, 2017 04:26pm

What a great news! Thank You Pakistan army! Peace in Balochistan is our mission.

Shakil Apr 10, 2017 04:26pm

@Real indian it has been disastrous for Pakistan already by NOT convicting such people. Indian assets has been killing Pakistanis freely for so long since a decade. This has to end and end it will!

realistic Apr 10, 2017 04:27pm

@NICK a confession during captivity with corroborative evidence is always accepted in the court of law

khanm Apr 10, 2017 04:27pm

@Observer ..dont be mr trump ...

kamran Apr 10, 2017 04:27pm


"Where is the proof"

Interesting question! could u please explain what was a Indian military officer doing in Pakistan on a fake Iranian Passport? Promoting gardening I guess?

Kusha Apr 10, 2017 04:29pm

First place life sentence is OK, death sentence is too harsh even to consider.

Raja farhat Abbas Apr 10, 2017 04:31pm

@kamran ..A deserving reply to a half baked question.

Muhammed Asim Rao Apr 10, 2017 04:34pm

wish both countries refrain from meddling in other's affairs - it takes decades to bring atmosphere of peace -

if our leaders are visionary - this must end - from both side

most of my elder family members were brutally slaughtered while migrating to Pak - but i have no enmity against any indian - since i know the same happened to countless Hindus migrating to India ..... wish that did not happen - but it did - the Only way now is to LEARN and Move forward - like what West did after Second World war......

i am a common man = but at least i can see that th Only solution is peace and only goal is prosperity for our NEXT generations

the sooner we learn it the better -

Eye for an EYE Apr 10, 2017 04:39pm

Eye for an Eye will make the whole world blind.

SAnatani Apr 10, 2017 04:39pm

Sentenced without any due process,no counsler access...

gungo Apr 10, 2017 04:41pm

But Indian government said he is not an Indian let alone part of Indian defence.

Nasser Apr 10, 2017 04:42pm

All our actions must be first and foremost LEGAL. The law of the land requires acts of terrorism to be punished by death. It applies to Pakistanis. Why should it not apply to non-Pakistanis? But the due course of law should take place and BE SEEN TO TAKE PLACE.

insafwala Apr 10, 2017 04:43pm

@VEN HOUSTON Were the confessional statements not enough?

Yaqoot Apr 10, 2017 04:44pm

Finally!! Past due and no need for diplomacy on this one.

Jaideep Apr 10, 2017 04:44pm

What kind of justice this is, just few days back sartaz Aziz said to Pakistan parliament that there is no concrete evidence against Jadhav.

Raj patel Apr 10, 2017 04:46pm

Without any substantiated proof death penalty given. Few months back Sartaz Aziz admitted that there wasn't any believable proof against Jadhav and how come all of sudden they got all the proof and given death penalty. Poor chap is a victim of an enmity between two nations.

Ilmo Apr 10, 2017 04:47pm

@Rohit Singh , I agree with you.

Syed zafar kazmi u.s.a Apr 10, 2017 04:48pm

@Laeeq Ahmed I agree

sss Apr 10, 2017 04:48pm

Fair and sound judgement.....let india know that pzkistan will and can look after its sovgrinity without any compromise or pressure.

Aamir Apr 10, 2017 04:50pm

This means the general who is missing could have been used for exchange with yadav. Anyways i didnt find anything wrong with yadav as apart from him no other person was arrested. He may have past experience with army or navy but that does not make him a spy.

lafanga Apr 10, 2017 04:51pm

@Hemant Sharma India has no business interfering in Baluchistan just like it had no business interfering in East Pakistan. It's like Pakistan trying to interfere in Tamil Nadu or Maharashtra. Kashmir is a disputed territory claimed both by Pakistan and India so you cannot compare it with Baluchistan. It's apples and oranges.

Forbidden Apr 10, 2017 04:51pm

@Kusha Afzal Guru, Ajmal Kassab didn't get life sentences.

Thakur Apr 10, 2017 04:51pm

@Sheraz and who are you to decide that?

AK Raj Apr 10, 2017 04:52pm

@South Asia This is the narrative of India and in such cases you come up with all these narratives to prove the point otherwise!

Retired Army office working close to PK-Iran border. Why not in Mumbai?

awan Apr 10, 2017 04:52pm

great job

lafanga Apr 10, 2017 04:54pm

@YUVAraj Tamil NADU india "This will lead to serious consequences"

Threats will not take India anywhere I am afraid. Best would be to call back all the RAW operatives trying to sabotage Pakistan and come to the negotiating table and talk peacefully to resolve all issues.

arnav Apr 10, 2017 04:54pm

@IMTIAZ ALI KHAN you are a reasonable man BRO ....wish all of us across the border could relate to you...hmmm sad we need 100 years to wash out the blood stains in our hands and think for a ever shining INDUS VELLY...

Samir lone Apr 10, 2017 04:54pm

Good move!

Indian4RMBLORE Apr 10, 2017 04:55pm

Show what evidence u have against him, show that to the world. Its going to hurt Pakistan very badly.

master Apr 10, 2017 04:57pm

@Wasi Qureshi wait for 50 year. all problem solved betn india and pakistan

fahd Apr 10, 2017 04:57pm

well done.

Inam Apr 10, 2017 04:57pm

What concrete evidencd our Indian brothers are talking about?? He himself admitted all his wrongdoings and innocent lives he took. He was sent here on a mission. He wasnt tourist roaming around in Balochistan.

Shubs Apr 10, 2017 04:57pm

Oh yes. This will have consequences.

Lone wolf Apr 10, 2017 05:00pm

Mark my words- He will be let off or exchanged with another prisoner on the Indian side. Remember my words, friends.

Samir lone Apr 10, 2017 05:01pm

@BNJ nobody in Pakistan cares about such a threat from you guys. Don't send spies here they will get caught!

Zia Apr 10, 2017 05:01pm

Justice must prevail..

Nadir Naqvi Apr 10, 2017 05:01pm

@Hemant Sharma And why should we not interfere in Kashmir? Is it not a disputed territory? Did you not agree to hold a plebiscite more than half a century ago?

There is a difference between Kashmir and Balochistan

SUDHAKAR, USA Apr 10, 2017 05:02pm

No diplomatic access, no access to courts, no cross examination. Total denial of investigation.

karanveer Apr 10, 2017 05:02pm

This is such a big blow to the India and Pakistan relations.

Nadir Naqvi Apr 10, 2017 05:02pm

@Laeeq Ahmed So the people slaughtered by him were not humans?

Irfan khanzada Apr 10, 2017 05:04pm

The punishment awarded to this spy and terrorist should be carried out without delay. Let this be a clear message to enemy and its sympathisers in our midst.

kamran Apr 10, 2017 05:06pm


Balochistan is Pakistan's part, Kashmir is disputed territory recognized by UN.

Samir,India Apr 10, 2017 05:06pm

A spy cannot be hanged. If Pakistan does this mistake, it will set a worse example which India will surely follow.

GAUTAM ( Netherlands) Apr 10, 2017 05:08pm

@Majid " Good Riddance. This is the reason why Military Courts should be mainstay of justice system to try those deadly terrorists involved in killings of innocents people."

Why ..this sudden decision ?

Good Riddance should be backed by well thought over diplomacy. He is most ordinary spy not some great Separatist leader to maintain secrecy and disclose suddenly !

This is a rare move which will attract more attention towards most ordinary person !!

Ejaz karim Apr 10, 2017 05:09pm

Finally justice has been served. Pakistan Zindabad.

Harsh truth Apr 10, 2017 05:11pm

Very bad decision. This is only going to get matters worse.

ASH Apr 10, 2017 05:13pm

If this goes through, I see severed India-Pak relationship would cross the point of no return. Consider it permanent dent in the relationship.

Chirag Patel Apr 10, 2017 05:14pm

few months back Sartaj Aziz said publicly that Pakistan does not have any evidence again Mr Jadhav

Reddy Apr 10, 2017 05:14pm

No due process, no consular access, no legal support for Mr. Jhadav. Kasab was provided all of this, along with undeniable evidence before he was punished. There was also no evidence shared with the media on what Mr. Jhadav did

MAHMED Apr 10, 2017 05:16pm

@Hemant Sharma, Balochistan is not disputed area since independent and Kashmir is disputed area.

Irfan M Apr 10, 2017 05:17pm

If Indian government apologises to Pakistan for sending a spy to Pakistan and promise to never doing it again, then I am quite sure military will give a second thought before punishing him.

Leo Apr 10, 2017 05:19pm

@lafanga : I think you are wrong here my friend. This government knows what will be done in this case.

truth Apr 10, 2017 05:19pm

@Laeeq Ahmed Thank you Laeeq, you seem to be the only sane person.

Mumtaz Baig Apr 10, 2017 05:20pm

@Hemant Sharma Remember Kashmir is internationally recognized disputed territory. While Balochistan is part of Pakistan like any other Indian province is part of India except Kashmir.

Zak Apr 10, 2017 05:21pm

@kjatt evidence- what was a serving indian officer of commander rank, doing in Baluchistan under an alias, and sneaked into pakistan via Iran , hence without proper documentation.

Khwarizmi Apr 10, 2017 05:21pm

@Nitin The blow happened when your government sent him to Pakistan to kill people and bomb places.

Khwarizmi Apr 10, 2017 05:23pm

@Suresh Thank you very much for your understanding. You do also understand that this man was sent by the Indian government which was behind his terror activities right?

Naxalite Apr 10, 2017 05:23pm

Great news, punish all those who are responsible for terrorism in Pak.

Zak Apr 10, 2017 05:23pm

@RAJ there is no return worth terrorism, killing innocent civilians just to disrupt CPEC.

Junaid Ali Apr 10, 2017 05:23pm

Well done Pakistan

Naxalite Apr 10, 2017 05:24pm

@Laeeq Ahmed Why not?

Ali khan Apr 10, 2017 05:25pm

Justice served ,

Khwarizmi Apr 10, 2017 05:26pm

@INDI ROCKS Exactly what should India respind in kind with? Indian law enforcement has not arrested a serving naval officer sent by another country's intelligence agency to kill and bomb. No sir, this is all on you: don't use your officers for terrorism.

rrd Apr 10, 2017 05:27pm

why death sentence,he didnt commit any murder.

Khwarizmi Apr 10, 2017 05:28pm

@KASHMIRI PANDIT Information extracted from him led to arrests of other terrorists and the finding of illegal weapons in parts of Pakistan. Have you not followed this story the past year??

Sameer Apr 10, 2017 05:28pm

@Hemant Sharma Kashmir was never anyones to interfere with. The recent 6% turn out for lok sabha votes says volumes about indian military atrocities.

Mumtaz Baig Apr 10, 2017 05:28pm

@VEN HOUSTON Pakistan never claimed Ajmal Qasab. You guys might have picked up Ajmal Qasab from Indian Occupied Kashmir and definitely would have created and orchestrated that Mumbai drama to gain symapathies against Pakistan. While Kulbhushan is claimed by India as their own citizen and their naval employee.

Khwarizmi Apr 10, 2017 05:30pm

@Feroz Kasab from the Mumbai terrorism was not allowed to meet Pakistani officials so what are you complaining about:

Sameer Apr 10, 2017 05:30pm

Absurd. A Col. Who vanished is not a spy. Would a spy use his own name and designation? Would he be in Nepal or India? Kulbushan was found in Pk...under false alias.

Khwarizmi Apr 10, 2017 05:31pm

@Rohit Singh I agree. I hope all diplomatic ties are cut off. We don't need dimplomatic gies to the Indian government which uses it's officers for terrorism in our country.

Justice supporter Apr 10, 2017 05:32pm

Justice is served and country's solvency can not be compromised at all never mind India. By punishing him, others will get lessons. This is very much needed.

Kangaroo sabha Apr 10, 2017 05:32pm

Long live justice

Zak Apr 10, 2017 05:34pm

@Nitin what relations.?

Observer Apr 10, 2017 05:35pm

@Rohit Singh Rohit this guy was not doing espionage (passing secret info of Pakistan to India) he was also managing a network of terrorists who brought death and destruction to hundreds of innocent citizen. In a dimilar situation India for that matter any other country would have acted likewise.

Iftikhar khan Apr 10, 2017 05:36pm

prison sentence could have been better. To use him latter for the prisoner exchange. For those in favor, there is a good movie to watch 'Bridge of spies'

Khwarizmi Apr 10, 2017 05:36pm

Pakistan is in a state of war and military courts have been allowed by the Parliment of Pakistan for these types of cases. I hope Indians get the message of not using it's officers for terrorism.

As for the non-state actor Kasab story: he was not allowed to meet Pakistani officials and his non-Pakistan accent and language puts his entire ID in doubt. He can not be compared to Yadav who was sent by the Indian state it self for terrorism, killing, bombing and to hurt the CPEC.

Al fatmi Apr 10, 2017 05:38pm

@VEN HOUSTON difference is that Kassab was a civilian and not a serving naval officer. An officer in civvies was caught red-handed, and as per the military norms, he is awatded the punishment.

Gerry D'Cunha Apr 10, 2017 05:39pm

Relationship with Pakistan and India will further detorate which is not good sign for both countries.

Amir iqbal Apr 10, 2017 05:41pm

It does NOT augur well with a democracy to conduct a secretive/closed court martial. The trial should have been open. I believe even India conducted an open trial for Kasab. Pakistan should also have conducted an open trial

iffti Apr 10, 2017 05:42pm

Bad decision.Kashmir will become more difficult to resolve.

sudip Apr 10, 2017 05:43pm

eye for an eye will make the whole world blind. I truly hope good senses and peace prevails.

iffti Apr 10, 2017 05:44pm

@rrd read it than you know what he did.

SHAHzad Apr 10, 2017 05:45pm

@Hemant Sharma well said

Rohit Singh Apr 10, 2017 05:45pm

@Observer If that was the case and had nothing to hide why consular access was denied even after India admitted he is an Indian citizen.

Aadi Apr 10, 2017 05:46pm

@Sheraz : Please elaborate your point. How come You claim Kashmir was never a part of India?

Rohit Singh Apr 10, 2017 05:48pm

@Khwarizmi Give him a fair trial and you would know if he was involved or not,

Zak Apr 10, 2017 05:49pm

@sudip India is already blind on us.What we should do now?

South Asia Apr 10, 2017 05:49pm

@AK Raj Because India is building the Chabahar port

Kartikay Ungrish Apr 10, 2017 05:51pm

@Al fatmi he was former naval officer doing his legal business in Iran.

Zealot Apr 10, 2017 05:52pm

Well done PAKISTAN!!!

Zak Apr 10, 2017 05:53pm

Send him back and forgive him for his family sake..

ahmed somalian Apr 10, 2017 05:54pm

my name is ahmed somalian i am east africa , and today justice has been served , it is a moment of pride and long life pak army ,

SHAHzad Apr 10, 2017 05:54pm

Executing Yadav is not in the best interests of pakistan. He can be exchanged for agents jailed in india. This a a golden chance to mend relationship with india.

dean Apr 10, 2017 05:54pm

May I ask what exactly was he doing in Balochistan and Karachi. ??? if Not a spy then what??

Payal Apr 10, 2017 05:55pm

@Syed H you are misguided sir!! Jadhav wasn't given any trial, no consular access and no proof!!

Khalid Apr 10, 2017 05:55pm

Great news.God bless Pakistan.

Payal Apr 10, 2017 05:56pm

@nabeel Safdar India has asked for consular access 13 times and been denied. It's a mandatory thing as per Geneva convention.

Payal Apr 10, 2017 05:57pm

@Ahsan proud?? No trial and no proof!! No face interview. No legal access. Live with your pride sir!

Khalid Apr 10, 2017 05:58pm

@Hemant Sharma India should change its policy of interfering.

MUHAMMAD FAHEEM KHAN Apr 10, 2017 05:59pm

@Hemant Sharma Kashmir is internationally recognized disputed territory, so do not dictate us on it.

Suresh K Apr 10, 2017 06:01pm

Why wasn't he given Indian consular access?

Chandra Apr 10, 2017 06:02pm

I am sure this could have been handled in a better way, there would be tit-fo-tat and citizens fron both sides would die, not the people calling shots

Arun Apr 10, 2017 06:04pm

Pakistan has no credible evidence against Jhadav.

ndevafiga Apr 10, 2017 06:06pm

Till few days back they didn't have any evidence....

Rakesh Singh Apr 10, 2017 06:15pm

If the proof against Kulbhushan is so strong why deny consular access to him. Let him present his version of events based on defined International rules.

Egos of politicians and military of two sides has consumed a lot of lives. Kulbhushan will be added to tgat ever growing list.

NuETral Apr 10, 2017 06:18pm

All for impress china,then only they will get the benefit from China.

Khan Apr 10, 2017 06:18pm

@VEN HOUSTON he confessed!!!.. Video is available..

Al fatmi Apr 10, 2017 06:30pm

@Madras he is a serving Indian Naval Officer...caught in civvies....not in he is not entitled to be treated as a POW....and as per the military norm he was tried in a military court.

Imran Apr 10, 2017 06:31pm

Not a good decision, will be in trouble diplomatically

Justin Apr 10, 2017 06:31pm

This will lead to a serious trouble. Let us wait and watch.

Amin Apr 10, 2017 06:33pm

@South Asia Iran never confirmed india's statement.

fog Apr 10, 2017 06:35pm

@Namo Yes India's behavior is definitely deplorable.

Kash Apr 10, 2017 06:37pm

Respect! Pakistan. Enough is enough. Great decision taken by Pakistan.

Masood Hussain Apr 10, 2017 06:39pm

What is the issue? The man is cought With very strong evidence must face the cosequences

ijaz Apr 10, 2017 06:50pm

He was involved in countless acts of terrorism and other nefarious acts, the results of which led to hundreds potentially thousands of innocent people losing their lives.

Rahman Apr 10, 2017 06:54pm

Excellant decision

Baloch Apr 10, 2017 06:59pm

Good Job Done by Pakistan Government.

Vish Apr 10, 2017 07:14pm

All Pakistanis who is supporting verdict . Where is fair trial??. What if he is innocent ??.

He should have been given legal support and formal consular access .

Ms Apr 10, 2017 07:15pm

Finally justice served.

Nasir London Apr 10, 2017 07:28pm

It is wrong to hang a foreign national Gulbushan Jadhav on spying charges. He has confessed to the charges and sould be imprisoned for life not killed as one would do in a combat situation.

M. Siddique Apr 10, 2017 07:28pm

@Raghib, You want to see confession, go Google it. By the way the punishment is the retribution to Indian interference in Pakistan.

Amit Apr 10, 2017 07:28pm

Why would he carry his passport if he was on a mission?

M. Siddique Apr 10, 2017 07:30pm

@Hemant Sharma, Kashmir is a disputed territory while Balochistan is not. Mr. Rocket scientist think about it.

Tolerancepays Apr 10, 2017 07:32pm

@GAUR He was based in Iran and operating from there. To his bad luck he was caught in Pakistan territory. Has India - friendly Iran admitted his kidnapping from Irans's territory.

Khan-islamabad Apr 10, 2017 07:33pm

@Muhammed Asim Rao Well said!

M.Saeed Apr 10, 2017 07:37pm

@YUVAraj Tamil NADU india: Confession is already on the media video clips. We know Indian tactics in such cases. See how they fabricated evidences against Afzal Guru and what they named Kasab.

Ali Apr 10, 2017 07:39pm

The people of India should be shocked as to why Indian Naval Officer Jadav was involved in terrorism in Pakistan? They should demand answer from PM Modi? Commander Jadav confirmed that he was working for Indian Intelligence Agency RAW, operating from Iran's Chabahar Port for terrorism in Pakistan?

That shocking revelation is India's state-sponsored terrorism. Will the United Nations and United States allow state-sponsored terrorism? No. So the people of India must hold its government responsible for this crime. As for Commander Jadav, everyone feels sorry for him and his family, that he was used as expendable by the Indian government.

Atticus from india Apr 10, 2017 07:40pm

@M. Siddique Sir, Under duress any confession is possible. There have to be proofs supporting conviction. Even normal court procedure requires this.

Komal S Apr 10, 2017 07:41pm

@Rizwan First no spy gets his Visa and passport in his original name. This is plain stupid. He was in Iran. India owned him immediately. India asked for his consular access.

Prateik Apr 10, 2017 07:46pm

Jadhav should have atleast got a fair trial.

M.Saeed Apr 10, 2017 07:46pm

@Raghib: No more innocent soldiers are killed? How was he innocent when doing terror breeding and launching in Pakistan since years? Has he not boldly acknowledged his guilt in Military Court Martial? Has not been provided by India multiple fake identities? What else is required in international espionage? Was Osama bin Ladan provided all those formalities before being killed?

Iqbal HADI ZAIDI Apr 10, 2017 07:47pm

Our Col went missing in Nepal just 3 days back only is then gone with the wind and though I wish his safe return to his family in Pakistan but after this I very much doubt that Col will be back home. Iqbal Hadi Zaidi / Kuwait /

Sajid Apr 10, 2017 07:48pm

Bad decision. India was releasing Pakistani prisoners but now they wont be released .

CH. K. A. Nye Apr 10, 2017 07:51pm

@Amit... Indeed it would be asinine of him to carry his Indian passport if he was on a mission. The mind boggles.

Shah Apr 10, 2017 08:00pm

Well done. We have to send a proper message for all the border firing, subversive activities in Karachi and Baluchistan in which thousands have died. Our lives are equally precious!!!

Iqbal Ali Apr 10, 2017 08:03pm

@M.Saeed Pakistan could not provide clear proof of Jadev's involvement in UN except his confession which can be considered under duress.

M.Saeed Apr 10, 2017 08:04pm

India alleges that Jadhav was abducted by Pakistan from Iran, a typical Indian way of dealing such matters. But, on Pakistan side, he was provided with a defending officer as per legal provisions during his Field General Court Martial trial.

Sdf Apr 10, 2017 08:07pm

Big mistake. He didn't even get fair trial, no consular access either. Now Pakistanis arrested in in India will suffer!

M.Saeed Apr 10, 2017 08:14pm

@Atticus from india: General Court Martial procedures have their own regulations that have been followed.

why Apr 10, 2017 08:18pm

Why wasn't he allowed counselor access?

shujat latif Apr 10, 2017 08:25pm

kashmir issue must be solved to save lives of innocent peoples on both sides.

Sunmyra Apr 10, 2017 08:27pm

Finally Pakistan will set him free in the interest of its citizens in India.

Farhan Apr 10, 2017 08:27pm

@MAst Stone pelting is also a human rights violation. No one is allowed to create violence.

Sami Apr 10, 2017 08:32pm

Keep him in Pakistan forever but don't kill him.

M Mirza Apr 10, 2017 08:34pm

This case should have been decided by our civilian courts to give it more credence. Marky my word this decision will be taken back.

MUHAMAMD Apr 10, 2017 08:35pm

@Hemant Sharma, best solution is to declare LOC as the border and India and pak sign an agreement promising not to send any spies/miscreants to the other country, not to support any movements in eachother's countries, not to give asylum to any person from the other country and go for an extradation treaty and once the tensions simmer down go for an open visa policy, student exchange programs, religious pligrimage, exchange of artists etc.

M.Saeed Apr 10, 2017 09:06pm

@Iqbal Ali: Clear proof for you is the one which clears the culprit caught red handed.

Shabby dealing Apr 10, 2017 09:07pm

This is how Pakistan deals with foreign nationals and also a navy officer of foreign country without giving counselor access and that too sentenced by military courts that too a death sentence.

M.Saeed Apr 10, 2017 09:08pm

@MUHAMAMD: Your best solution is already there in LoC for decades but do not solve anything.

MA Apr 10, 2017 09:27pm

@Nitin No need

Zunaira Apr 10, 2017 10:49pm

@Suresh We need more people like you across the border. Thank you and truly valued.

Lunddukan Apr 10, 2017 11:50pm

@Laeeq Ahmed well said

Reality.check Apr 10, 2017 11:59pm

@nadir baloach - love you brother.

Zak Apr 11, 2017 12:31am

@Eye for an EYE then don't start the blinding game. Have UN kashmir plebiscite and finish this game for good. Learn to live in peace.

mohit Apr 11, 2017 12:33am

@Suresh Do you believe Trial was fair?

Jamil Apr 11, 2017 12:47am

@Hemant Sharma Baluchistan is an integral part of Pakistan while Kashmir is a disputed territory whose status has yet to be decided through the will of the people of Kashmir.

Jamil Apr 11, 2017 12:52am

@Raghib The ball is in the indian court for normalisation of relations between Pakistan and India.

Jamil Apr 11, 2017 12:59am

@Mr Satyabrat D Singh One day India will be forced to recall its occupation army from Kashmir.

Azmeen Apr 11, 2017 01:03am

@Hemant Sharma Fully agree

Kalimullah Apr 11, 2017 01:13am

@VEN HOUSTON Check the video as well as read whole article before comments. Dawn give whole details. Plus for spy justice system is different then others cases and it is not necessary to give full access to him and if you memory is weak then let me remind you that India claim first that it was not his citizen, so why you need access first place?

Kalimullah Apr 11, 2017 01:14am

@dawn thank you one more time for this efforts

mohit Apr 11, 2017 01:20am

@M.Saeed India never accepted he was Indian spy, India only accepted he is Indian and Retd.naval officer.

Waaris Apr 11, 2017 01:29am

@potya "...No evidence what so ever to present in UN ...", this is not an international issue but internal matter of sovereign Pakistan. By the way, did India counsel UN before assassinating Ajmal Kassab in cold blood!!!

Jamil Apr 11, 2017 02:42am

@Farhan Freedom struggle is not human rights violation.

KHK Apr 11, 2017 02:54am

@Shabby dealing Not foreign national but foreign SPY.

ASH Apr 11, 2017 04:16am

No spy make calls on open line to his home number..common sense 101

Pakistan zindabad Apr 11, 2017 04:31am

@Suresh smart Man U r buddy

Samir lone Apr 11, 2017 04:44am

@ASH we don't care. Many Pakistanis want no diplomatic ties with Delhi anyhow

Samir lone Apr 11, 2017 05:03am

@GK Swamy spies are not given the right to consular access!

Patriotic Apr 11, 2017 05:24am

As Mr. Jadhave confessed his crime, I would like to request to government to reduce Jadhave's sentence for sake of his family. PAKISTAN ZINDA BAD.

PKs Apr 11, 2017 05:46am

Which Spy enters opponent's territory with valid passport and full home address?

Awan Apr 11, 2017 06:05am

@nadir baloach

My brother we all are united many loves for Baloch brothers

Awan Apr 11, 2017 06:08am

@Hemant Sharma According to last decision Kahismir is autonomous state so why Indians army is killing them, kashimir people ahve to decide to whom they want to join Pakistan and India. first stop ur army then ask to anyone else

Awan Apr 11, 2017 06:19am

Good initiative i salute u my beloved ARMY Pakistan Zindabad............

Razak Apr 11, 2017 06:26am

@Anuj In that case you will hear the same news again, when they do more terror in Pakistan and next time, when these agents get caught we will do the same thing. Good Riddance!!! Long live Military Courts speedy justice to all the terror creating agents.

MS Apr 11, 2017 08:24am

@M. Siddique And who gets to decide what is disputed or not? Think about it..

zAin zafar Apr 11, 2017 08:34am

@Anuj oh man........kulbhushan is the recent and valid example of indian involvement in PAKISTAN.

Zak Apr 11, 2017 09:18am

@mohit yes. Do you think A indian navy commander in Baluchistan, with false papers, fake name , carrying loads of money is fair.

SID Apr 11, 2017 11:07am

@Awan Who made that decision ? Any reference ??

Samir lone Apr 11, 2017 11:36am

@Suresh K spies don't get access or rights

A. Apr 11, 2017 11:42am

@Hemant Sharma Kashmir is not a part of India. Baluchistan is Pakistan's territory.

raheel Apr 11, 2017 01:04pm

@ndevafiga Jadhav confession was released months ago... It's available online so you can judge yourself his guilt in terrorising Pakistanis

sehzad_kashmiri Apr 11, 2017 03:01pm

The consequences will be dire and world forum will support India. This wrong step by Pakistan gave front and open hand to India to act with no pressure from world.

Mahen Apr 11, 2017 03:22pm

All boils down to one question- ANY EVIDENCE?

anil Apr 11, 2017 03:24pm

Some day back Pak NSA told that there are no sufficient evidence against Kulbhusan then how come now he is given death penalty.?????seems something serious...

anil Apr 11, 2017 03:27pm

@raheel such confession is of no use in court of law.such confession can be crafted or forcefully there any evidence that he is involve in any terrorism activities. No No No.

Akhtar ali shah KHATTAK Nowshervi Apr 11, 2017 03:52pm

After Sushma Swaraj talking in this manner,punishing Kulbhushan has become an obligation for Pakistan.IT will clearly convey a message that Pakistan is sovereign country and can't be dictated by others on how to run its affairs and whoever attempts to harm it will be brought to justice no matter who he is and how much powerful is his country.I hope this verdict is not taken back by Pakistan in the name of worsening relatons between two neighborly countries.Whatever the situation is justice must be done at all cost.

Raja Farhat Abbas Apr 11, 2017 04:03pm

@Akhtar ali shah KHATTAK Nowshervi ...I agree with you 100%,well said.

hamza Apr 11, 2017 05:19pm

Really bold and excellent decision! Salute to AC.

Iftikhar Husain Apr 11, 2017 05:27pm

The relations between the two countries have never been stable what worse can happen now. The bet approach is to sit down and talk on all differences.

Shahzad Apr 11, 2017 06:04pm

People who're objecting court's decision please ask yourself. What was he doing in Pak in the first place?

Ali Raza Apr 11, 2017 06:26pm

@VEN HOUSTON mind your own business, let us deal with our own issues.

Adeel Apr 11, 2017 07:37pm

@Hemant Sharma Kashmir is not like Balouchistan it is a disputed territory wrongfully occupied by Indians

Khwarizmi Apr 12, 2017 03:15am

Indians are in total denial mode. As expected - as Yadav has proven beyond doubt that India is a state sponsor of terrorism.

On the first day he was not Indian, the second day he was not a naval officer, on the third day he was a business man, on the forth day he was an ex-naval officer. Even American and Chinese officials are laughing at the weak Indian stories.

Question: do every Indian naval officer get a fake Muslim ID card?

Thruth Apr 12, 2017 07:25am

@Zak Read the UN resolution before making comment?

Thruth Apr 12, 2017 07:34am

@Zak Where did you get this information.

Mahen Apr 12, 2017 09:55am

People who're supporting court's decision please ask yourself. What evidence was presented to the court?

CRICKET LOVER Apr 12, 2017 10:04am

If he is an innocent, why did he change his name.

NJ Apr 12, 2017 01:39pm

@CRICKET LOVER ok so he changed his name and held a false passport. So is that a crime punishable by death. Provide proper proof and then punish.

DG Apr 12, 2017 03:26pm

Sad day for true justice

Raja Farthat Abbas Apr 12, 2017 03:29pm

@NJ ...I will answer that for you.Changing his name was part of the crime because he went on to commit even more serious crimes like murder of Pakistani's and funding terror outfits to create havoc in my country.Need i say anymore?.

Shakti Apr 13, 2017 09:46am

I want to see good relationship with each-another (India -Pakistan).

Shakti Apr 13, 2017 09:53am

I want to see good relationship with each-other ( India-Pakistan).

Mahen Apr 13, 2017 11:02am

@Raja Farthat Abbas Any Evidence??