Pakistan summons Indian envoy to protest ‘RAW officer’ presence in Balochistan

Pakistan had accused India of stoking violence in Balochistan and Karachi in the past but it is for the first time that it has claimed arresting a RAW officer.

By: PTI | Islamabad | Updated: March 27, 2016 4:25 pm
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Pakistan on Friday summoned Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale to lodge its protest over “subversive activities” of an alleged RAW officer, a day after Pakistani security forces claimed to have arrested him.

“The Indian High Commissioner was summoned by the Foreign Secretary on Friday and through a demarche conveyed our protest and deep concern on the illegal entry into Pakistan by a RAW officer and his involvement in subversive activities in Balochistan and Karachi,” the Pakistan Foreign Office said in a statement.

Read: ‘RAW officer’ arrested, says Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti 

Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti on Thursday identified the “official” as Kul Yadav Bhushan who he alleged was a commander-ranking officer in the Indian Navy and was working for Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).

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Bugti claimed that Bhushan was in contact with Baloch separatists and terrorists fuelling sectarian violence in Balochistan.

The Minister, however, did not disclose the exact location of where he was arrested.

However, sources said that Bhushan was arrested from Chaman area of Balochistan, which is close to the Afghanistan border.

Pakistan had accused India of stoking violence in Balochistan and Karachi in the past but it is for the first time that it has claimed arresting a RAW officer.

India has dismissed all such allegations.

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  1. धर्मेंद्र
    Mar 25, 2016 at 11:56 am
    रा ऑफ़िसर की गिरफ़्तारी असल में Afghanistan से हुई। उसको ट्रैप किया गया कुछ बलोचि कॉंटैक्ट्स द्वारा। पाकिस्तानी फ़ॉर्सेज़ ने उसको उस पार से उठाया है।
    1. K
      Khan A.
      Jun 28, 2016 at 5:44 pm
      The Baloch Liberation Army is nothing but a false propaa being funded by RAW. The organisation was established in 1968 only for the purpose of disintegrating stan. It mlargely achieved its purpose by brainwashing the people of East stan on blatant lies. Also, the geographical factor that West and East stan were separated by 1000 miles pla a big role in it. Fortunately, this is not 1971 and people are much more informed about the truths. The woman being interviewed is nothing but a puppet funded by RAW to spread hatred against stan. If you do not agree that RAW id deeply involved Balochistan just take a look here: . I must remind that it is a very abortive attempt and can lead to a war between stan and India (i.e. a nuclear war). Anyone clearly does not want it.
      1. R
        Mar 25, 2016 at 11:11 am
        Increasingly, stan's atude is beginning to look like that of North Korea. The tantrums and that unpredictable conduct is going to be hard to deal with. And, both countries are dependent on China! Contrary to what China says, India must not take anything for granted and I believe that China wants these two countries the way they are to keep both the US and India guessing at all times. China's policy is very simple and it is that let them fight it out and we can be peaceful. Never trust China or its dependents!