‘Pak using Jadhav’s case to worsen ties between India, China’

India is of the view that Pakistan is using former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case to take advantage of the troubled relations between New Delhi and Beijing.

The charge sheet against Jadhav accused him of working for India’s external intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and of being involved in sabotage in Pakistan, including sponsoring and directing improvised explosive device and grenade attacks in the port city of Gwadar in Balochistan.

Sartaj Aziz, advisor to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, put parts of the charge sheet in public domain on Friday. The Pakistani media on Saturday reported that three more RAW agents had been arrested by the police and they had confessed that they had been tasked by the agency to hit targets in the China-Pakistan economic corridor as well as Chinese engineers engaged in projects in Pakistan.

Sources in New Delhi said that Islamabad was deliberately making baseless allegations against RAW in order to worsen the India-China relations, which had already been hit by several irritants.

The proposed CPEC will link Kashgar in Xinjiang in north-western China and a deep sea port at Gwadar in Balochistan in south-western Pakistan.

New Delhi already made it clear to China that the proposed CPEC would infringe on the sovereignty of India.

By: Deccan Herald

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