You are here: Home » Current Affairs » News » National
Business Standard

India doing everything to secure release of Jadhav: Navy Chief Sunil Lanba

Kulbhushan Jadhav will be provided with all support, Navy chief Sunil Lanba said on Thursday

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

kulbhushan, jadhav, Pak, spy
Kulbhushan Jadhav

Everything is being done to secure the release of former naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court, and he will be provided with all support, said on Thursday.

Following his death sentence, had approached the International Court of Justice at the Hague last month seeking provisional stay to execution of Jadhav which was granted.

Pakistan, which announced the death sentence to 46-year- old Jadhav on April 10, claims its security forces arrested him from its restive Balochistan province on March 3 last year after he reportedly entered from Iran.

However, maintains that he was kidnapped from Iran where he had business interests after retiring from the Navy.

"We will provide all support to him and his family. The country is doing all that can be done to secure his release," Lanba said, on the sidelines of a flag-in ceremony of Indian Naval Mountaineering Team.

First Published: Fri, June 09 2017. 04:11 IST