Radio Silence Between India’s Doval and Pakistan’s Janjua: Report
After Pakistan named Doval as one of the handlers of an alleged Indian spy, communication stopped between the two.
The National Security Advisor of India Ajit Doval and his Pakistani counterpart Nasser Khan Jinjua have not communicated with eachother after alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav was captured by Pakistan in March, reports the Hindustan Times.
Jadhav was captured from Iran while he tried to enter Pakistan through Balochistan, Pakistan alleges, in March. Pakistan’s Dawn Newspaper even released a video of Jadhav making explosive claims about his association with the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).
Two officials from Pakistan and one official from India has confirmed the three-month long silence between the two NSAs to the Hindustan Times. The reported crack in the rapport shared by the two was developed when Pakistan named Doval as one of the handlers of Jadhav.
Jadhav has claimed that the Indian intelligence agency RAW is involved in separatist activities in Balochistan.
The contact between the two had resulted in the countries helping each other with alerts about possible terror attacks through shared intel.
According to the Hindustan Times, the Pakistani NSA had sent an alert to India on 5 March about “a possible fidayeen attacks in Gujarat during Maha Shivratri”.
Quoting retired Commodore C Uday Bhaskar, the report claims that with the military presence back in Pakistan’s government, there will be no independent contact between the two countries.
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