Age: 49 Years
Wife: Chetankul Jadhav
|Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav
|Hussain Mubarak Patel Geo News
|• Indian Naval Officer (as claimed by India)
• RAW Intel Agent (as claimed by Pakistan)
|Years of Service
|• 1987–present (claimed by Pakistan)
• 1987-2001 (claimed by India)
|Date of Birth
|16 April 1970
|Age (as in 2019)
|Sangli, Maharashtra, India
|Sangli, Maharashtra, India
|Silver Oak building in Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai
|Relationships & More
|Father- Sudhir Jadhav (a retired Mumbai Police officer)
Mother- Avanti Jadhav
Some Lesser Known Facts About Kulbhushan Jadhav
- Kulbhushan Jadhav is an Indian national who is facing death sentence in Pakistan on the alleged charges of espionage.
- Reportedly, Jadhav joined the Indian National Defence Academy in 1987 and went on to be commissioned in the engineering branch of the Indian Navy in 1991.
- As per the claims made by the Pakistani media, Jadhav was inducted into the Indian intelligence agency RAW in 2003; following the attacks on the Indian Parliament on 13 December 2001.
- The Pakistani media also claims that Jadhav had a small business venture in Iran’s Chabahar from where he used to visit Karachi and Balochistan.
- On 3 March 2016, he was allegedly arrested in Mashkel, Balochistan for being a Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) agent and for fuelling the Baloch separatist movement and attempting to sabotage the $46-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. He was awarded death sentence by the Pakistani Military court on 10 April 2017. However, the Indian sources claim that he was kidnapped from Iran and said that the Sunni group, Jaish ul-Adl, was responsible for his kidnapping from the Iran-Pakistan border.
- Pakistan claims that Jadhav entered Chabahar with a visa stamped on a fake passport numbered L9630722 in 2003 with the alias of Hussain Mubarak Patel.
- On 29 March 2016, the Pakistani Government released an alleged ‘confessional’ video of Kulbhushan Jadhav, where he confessed that he was a serving Indian Navy officer and an operative of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), India’s external intelligence agency. The Indian Ministry of External Affairs, in reply, rubbished the purported ‘confession’ and said that the video “clearly indicates tutoring.”
- Asim Bazwa, a three-star Pakistani General, claimed that after being converted to Islam, Jadhav adopted a false identity to work under the cover of a scrap dealer.
- Following the Jadhav’s arrest in Pakistan, the Indian Government refuted all the claims made by the Pakistani Government and asked Pakistan to provide him the consular access, but Pakistan did not agree to it. The Indian Government has stuck to its claim that Jadhav was an Indian Navy official and was due for his retirement by 2022.
- In April 2016, Pakistan briefed diplomats of various countries regarding Jadhav’s arrest and shared the evidence of Jadhav’s being an Indian spy with the United States and the United Kingdom.
- In a separate dossier to the United Nations Secretary General, Pakistan mentioned Jadhav’s terrorist activities.
- Following Jadhav’s confession before the magistrate and court, a Field General Court Martial (FGCM) in Pakistan, sentenced him to death on 10 April 2017. The charges levied on him included spying for India, waging war against Pakistan, sponsoring terrorism, and destabilizing the state. Later, the Pakistani Army Chief, Qamar Javed Bajwa, confirmed the sentence.
- The Indian Government termed Jadhav’s sentencing an act of “premeditated murder.
- In May 2017, India approached the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and claimed that Pakistan had violated the Vienna Convention by not providing the consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav.
- At the ICJ in Hague, the proceeding began on 15 May 2017 where Harish Salve and Khawar Qureshi represented India and Pakistan, respectively.
- On 18 May 2017, the International Court of Justice stayed Jadhav’s death sentence.
- On 25 December 2017, Pakistan allowed Jadhav’s mother and wife to meet him in Islamabad. However, India criticized Pakistan for the way they handled the visit of the wife and mother of Jadhav; claiming they were harassed and prevented from talking to Jadhav freely.
- On 17 July 2019, the International Court of Justice directed Pakistan to review Jadhav’s death penalty and provide him the consular access; after observing that Pakistan had breached Vienna Convention by not granting consular access to Jadhav. The ICJ also rejected India’s appeal for Jadhav’s release. Following the verdict of the ICJ, India and Pakistan both started claiming victory.
- His uncle, Subhash Jadhav, was in charge of the Bandra Police Station in 2002 when the hit-and-run case was registered against Salman Khan.