New Delhi: India on Friday dismissed as “lies” Pakistan overseas minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif’s current remarks that Islamabad had obtained a proposal to swap Indian nationwide Kulbhushan Jadhav for a terrorist who carried out the 2014 Peshawar faculty assault.
In New Delhi, Indian overseas ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar stated, “ it appears that evidently that is another addition to the lengthy record of imaginary lies and tales which have been created by the Pakistani institution”, when requested to touch upon Asif’s remarks.
At an occasion hosted by the Asia Society assume tank in New York, Asif stated terrorist who had killed greater than 100 youngsters at a Pakistan army academy in Peshawar in December 2014 was jailed in Afghanistan.
“The nationwide safety advisor (NSA) informed me that we are able to trade that terrorist with the terrorist you could have, which is Kulbhushan Jadhav,” Asif informed the viewers on the Asia Society with out specifying which nation the NSA belonged to.
It’s assumed that Asif was referring to the Afghan nationwide safety advisor Mohammed Hanif Atmar. However Atmar’s workplace denied that he had made the proposal to Pakistan.
Jadhav, a 46-year-old retired Indian Navy officer, was in April sentenced to loss of life by Pakistan’s Subject Common Courtroom Martial on fees of his alleged “involvement in espionage and sabotage actions” in opposition to Pakistan. He was arrested by Pakistani authorities final 12 months and accused of aiding insurgents in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province. The case is at current pending earlier than the Worldwide Courtroom of Justice.