Pakistan today denied India consular access to former Indian Naval officer Kulbhushan Yadav, who was arrested on charges of espionage in Balochistan two months ago. This came after Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar met his Pakistani counterpart Aizaz Chaudhary in April and demanded consular access to the spy. Kulbhushan Yadav was arrested in Balochistan after he entered from Iran and has been accused by Pakistan of planning “subversive activities” in the country.
Earlier, Pakistan Army released a video of Yadav purportedly “confessing” his “involvement” in terror activities in Balochistan at his country’s behest. Kulbhushan Yadav in his six-minute long statement said he had been directing various activities in Karachi and Balochistan “at the behest of RAW”, the Indian intelligence agency, and that he was still with the Indian Navy.