Kulbhushan Jadhav : The Story so Far



Kulbhushan Jadhav


16 April 1970 (age 48) Mumbai, Maharashtra, India




Naval officer (Pakistani claim) Ex-naval officer (Indian claim)

Spying career




Research and Analysis Wing “agent” and in-service naval officer (Pakistani claim) Businesses man and ex-Navy officer (Indian claim)




Hussain Mubarak Patel (Pakistani claim) Monkey (Pakistani claim)

Military career


 Indian Navy

Years of service

1987–present (Pakistani claim) 1987–2001 (Indian claim)



             Ex India Naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav was punished to death in a Field has been blame of espionage and working for the India’s external intelligence agency, Research and Analysis Wing(R&AW).
He was arrested from Balochistan on March 3 last year.


            The point has snowballed into a flash point for India-Pakistan relations. Kulbhushan Jadhav (alias Hussain Mubarak Patel) is an Indian arrested in Balochistan, Pakistan, over allegation of terrorism and espionage for the Research and Analysis Wing intelligence agency. Pakistan suit Jadhav of being tasked by Indian agencies to organise spying and obstruction activities on its soil, which have been refused by India and other countries.


            The Indian government concedes Jadhav as an ex naval officer, however declined his links with the government; and retain that he took untimely retirement and was possibly kidnapped from Iran. Pakistan states that he is a serving commander-ranked officer in the Indian Navy and was arrested during a counter-intelligence operation in Balochistan. On April 10, 2017, Yadav was punished to death by the Pakistan Court. They further lay claim to that this immediate step was take as the Pakistani government did not have enough evidence to prove its claims about Jadhav being an Indian scout in a civilian court.


            India approached the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on May 8, 2017. The ICJ ruled that Pakistan’s dealing of Jadhav is a gross violation of international laws and stalled his enforcement. Post which India challenged the judgement in the UN top court, which on May 18 asked Pakistan to not to execute Jadhav before they adjudge case.


            After 22 months, after Pakistan claimed him of espionage, Jadhav finally met his wife Chetankul and mother Avanti across a glass wall at the Pakistan foreign office on December 26, 2017. He spoke to his wife and mother through intercom under the gaze of India’s deputy high commissioner J P Singh, who was allowed to accompany the two.


            On January 5, 2018 Pakistan put out a video of Jadhav in which he claimed on camera that he had not been tortured by the Pakistan officials and instead accused an Indian diplomat of “screaming” at his mother and wife after their meeting with him.


            The video came right after India expressed its dissatisfaction over the way Pakistan had treated Jadhav’s family and breaking the understandings that had been reached.
The International Court of Justice(ICJ) will hold public hearing in the case of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav from February 18 to February 21 next year at the Hague, United Nations principal judicial organ said today.


            The first round of verbal controversy will take place on Feb 18, when India will argue from 10 am to 1 pm. Pakistan will put forth their first round argument on Feb 19 from 10 am to 1pm.India will start the second round of verbal controversy on Feb 20, from 3 pm to 4:30 pm, whereas Pakistan will terminate on Feb 21, from 3pm to 4:30 pm.Pakistan had submitted a 400-page reply in July this year as part of its response to India’s last reply on April 17.


            India has said that Jadhav is innocent and has retained that he was abducted from Iran where he had gone for handling his businesses after superannuation from the Indian Navy.
Pakistan claim that its security forces arrested Jadhav from its Balochistan sector in March, 2016 after he reportedly entered from Iran. India refuse all charges. India moved the ICJ in May last year against the judgement. A 10-member ICJ bench on May 18,2017 inhibited Pakistan from executing Jadhav till the case was adjudicated on.

             In this written pleading, India in September 2017 accused Pakistan of break the Vienna Convention by not giving consular access to Jadhav. It had also argue that Jadhav’s case should have been lead by a civilian court.           

The Indian stance on was dismissed by Pakistan in its counter pleading, submitted on December 13,2017.


            In its counter-memorial, Pakistan had stated that Jadhav was not an common person as he had entered the country with the intention of espionage and carrying out distructive activities.
Later, Pakistan on christmas arranged a meeting between Jadhav and his mother talk between them.
Following the meeting, Islamabad “categorically” refused it was a “consular access” even as Indian Deputy High Commissioner was present during the meeting Jadhav’s mother and wife faced harassment and ill-treatment during the entire meeting.


           Pakistan defend its actions by saying that it had been “open and transparent” throughout the meeting which necessary a “comprehensive security check” of the visiting relatives.
India submitted its second memorial in the ICJ in April this year.
Jadhav was reportedly arrest on March 3,2016, after he illicit crossed into Pakistan via the Iran border, according to Pakistan officials.


            The ICJ is the principal juridicial constituent of the United Nations with a seat at the peace Palace in the Hague in the Netherlands.


            The court is formulated of 15 judges elected to 9-year terms of office by the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council.

An Indian judge, Justice Dalveer Bhandari, is amid the judges at the ICJ.


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