India rejects Asif’s claim of ‘Jadhav swapping offer with TTP terrorist’


The Indian Ministry of Exterior Affairs rejected Pakistani International Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif’s declare that Pakistan was provided to swap self-confessed Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav with a terrorist concerned in Military Public Faculty assault in Peshawar, reported Instances of India.

“You might have already seen a press launch issued by the Afghan Nationwide Safety Adviser’s workplace. You probably have gone by means of the press launch, it appears that is yet one more addition to the lengthy listing of imaginary lies and tales created by the Pakistani institution,” spokesperson Raveesh Kumar mentioned.

Throughout an interview with Asia Society, Khawaja Asif had revealed that Pakistan was provided to alternate Jadhav with a terrorist concerned within the 2014 Peshawar faculty assault. “The Afghan authorities has admitted that Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has protected havens on Afghan soil and operates from there. The terrorist who killed youngsters in APS in Peshawar, is in Afghan custody,” Asif had mentioned, claiming that the Afghan nationwide safety adviser had provided to alternate the suspected terrorist with Jadhav.

In accordance with the Instances of India report, Afghan forces had captured TTP chief Mullah Fazlullah. It mentioned a supply had revealed that the Afghan nationwide safety adviser might have been hinting at swapping Fazlullah in alternate for Jadhav to Pakistan’s overseas minister.

Nevertheless, the report additionally mentioned that the workplace of Afghan Nationwide Safety Adviser Mohammad Haneef Atmar issued a press release saying there was no point out or reference to India or an Indian citizen throughout his assembly with Asif on September 21 in New York.

“The 2 sides additionally mentioned sanctuaries in Pakistan and alternate of the highest 5 Taliban leaders detained in Pakistan. There was no point out or reference to India or an Indian citizen.”

Jadhav, a former Indian Navy officer, was arrested final yr in Balochistan and has admitted his involvement in espionage, terrorist and subversive actions in Pakistan on the behest of Indian spy company, Analysis and Evaluation Wing (RAW).

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