‘Pakistan arrested Indian spy to build pressure on Iran’

  • ANI, Washington D.C.
  • Updated: Mar 30, 2016 09:46 IST
A TV grab of Kubhushan Yadav whom Pakistan has arrested for his alleged links with India’s foreign espionage agency R& AW. (PTI)

Asserting that the arrest of an Indian spy is not an issue of India, Director of Gilgit Baltistan National Congress, Senge Hasnan Sering said it’s an issue of how Pakistan is adjusting itself between Saudi Arabia and Iran’s developing strategic conflict.

“I don’t think it’s an issue of India. This is an issue of how Pakistan is adjusting itself between Saudi Arab and Iran’s developing strategic conflict.

Pakistan saying they have caught Indian R&AW agent and embarrassing Iran is a way to build pressure on Iran, to develop reasonable excuse to stand with Saudi Arabia,” Sering told ANI.

“Irrespective of whether he is an Indian agent or not or he has been caught from Pakistan or Iran, the whole international community should support Balochistan, keeping in view of the human rights violation going on there. Be it India or any western country, without giving any excuse, should stand with the people of Balochistan,” he added.

Sering further stated that the attention of the international community should not get diverted from the issues of human rights violation and abduction, adding that this is a question of the relation between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

“India has an old tie with Iran. Pakistan is giving Saudi Arab a leading role. At a time, when it has to choose a side between Saudi Arabia and Iran, Pakistan is doing its ground work. ‘Go Back Rohani’ is now trending in Pakistan social media, this is being done to create pressure on Iran,” he added.

The Pakistan government on Tuesday released alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav’s confessional video in which he is shown owning up to clandestine activities in the country.

The Indian government rejected the allegation that Jadhav had acted at its behest and counter-charged that the former navy officer was tutored by the Pakistanis.

The video was aired during a joint press conference by Pakistan’s information minister Pervez Rasheed and Army spokesman Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa in Islamabad.

The video shows Jadhav saying he is a serving naval officer, he joined the intelligence services since 2003 and has been running a spy operation in Balochistan from Iran with the aim of instigating terrorist incidents there.

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