INDO-PAK SPY WARS

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In a par­ody of Cold War ex­changes, In­dia and Pak­istan have a his­tory of cap­tur­ing and then ex­chang­ing ‘spies’ and in­no­cent civil­ians stray­ing over mar­itime or land bound­aries. Kulb­hushan Jad­hav is the lat­est pawn be­tween the two na­tions. Pak­istan’s de­ci­sion to sen­tence the for­mer naval of­fi­cer to death has plunged bi­lat­eral ties to fresh depths. In­dia claims no due process was fol­lowed and that In­dian con­sular of­fi­cials have been de­nied ac­cess to Jad­hav, while Pak­istan claims Jad­hav was a serv­ing naval of­fi­cer who was work­ing as a spy, en­ter­ing Balochis­tan illegally from Iran

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PAK­ISTANI SPIES AR­RESTED IN IN­DIA BE­TWEEN 2013 AND 2016, SAYS THE IN­DIAN GOVERN­MENT; 0 SEN­TENCED TO DEATH

250

PAKISTANIS DEPORTED BE­TWEEN 2014 AND 2016, SAYS MoS HOME KIREN RIJIJU

7

IN­DIAN SPIES SEN­TENCED TO DEATH IN PAK­ISTAN SINCE 1973; 1 WAS HANGED;

3 DIED IN PRISON; 2 WERE RE­LEASED AF­TER DECADES; 1 (JAD­HAV) AWAITS HIS FATE

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IN­DIAN SOL­DIERS MISS­ING; 54 FROM 1971; ALL BE­LIEVED TO BE IN PAK­ISTANI CUS­TODY

93,000

PAK­ISTANI PoWs FROM 1971 RE­LEASED AF­TER 1972 SIMLA AGREE­MENT

6,443

IN­DIAN NA­TION­ALS HELD IN FOR­EIGN PRISONS,

1,534 IN SAUDI ARA­BIA BE­ING THE HIGH­EST; THE UK WITH 437 HAS MORE IN­DIAN PRIS­ON­ERS THAN PAK­ISTAN WITH

352, AC­CORD­ING TO THE MEA

Il­lus­tra­tion by TANMOY CHAKRABORTY

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