QUETTA: Inspector General Frontier Corps (FC), Major General Sher Afgan said Saturday that there is no indigenous armed movement in Balochistan.
“The arrest of the Indian spy has proven Indian state sponsored terrorism in Pakistan,” said Afgan while speaking in detail regarding Indian and Afghan intelligence’s involvement in acts of terrorism in Balochistan.
The inspector general also claimed that facilitators and other agents linked with Kulbushan Jadhav, the RAW agent arrested from Balochistan, have been arrested by security forces in the aftermath of Jhadav’s arrest.
Afgan did not give further details about the arrests made.
“The Indian agent entered Pakistan from Sarawan,” said the IG.
FC’s top officer elaborated that India was actively involved in terror and subversive activities in Balochistan, and was hatching conspiracies to derail the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
The government later aired a confessional video of Jhadav.
Referring to the presence of the militant Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan chapter across the border in Afghanistan, the inspector general stated, “There is no IS in Balochistan.”
Afgan added that IS will however have an impact in Pakistan, but has yet failed to establish a foothold in the province as the culture and traditions of the province have so far rejected the militant group’s ideology.
The IG FC also said security forces have conducted successful intelligence based operations and have been successful in eliminating all ‘no-go areas’.
“Currently there are no no-go areas in Balochistan.”
Law enforcement agencies announced the arrest of Jadhav during an intelligence-based raid in Balochistan’s Chaman last week.
The Indian Foreign Ministry earlier confirmed the arrested man was a former Indian Navy officer, but the Pakistani government claimed to have recovered travel documents and multiple fake identities of Jadhav, establishing him as an Indian spy who entered into Balochistan through Iran — holding a valid Iranian visa.
Jadhav was shifted to Islamabad for interrogation, during which an unnamed official said the spy revealed that he had purchased boats at the Iranian port in Chabahar in order to target Karachi and Gwadar ports in a terrorist plot. The official had said the ‘RAW agent’ is believed to be expert at Naval fighting techniques.
After Jadhav’s arrest, Pakistan summoned Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale to lodge a strong protest over ‘India’s spying activities’ in Balochistan and Karachi.
Following revelations by the Indian spy, security was tightened across Balochistan, especially at the shared borders with Iran and Afghanistan.