Lo and behold, not only India identified Jaish-e-Mohammad as the jehadi group which attacked Pathankot air base but gave permission to the Pakistani investigation team which included ISI to visit the air base. This spooked Pakistani Army as they were totally surprised. So, in a hurry, they trotted out Kulbhushan Jhadav as an Indian spy caught in Balochistan who was indulging in nefarious activities in Balochistan and Sindh provinces of Pakistan.
There is no evidence with Pakistan against Kulbhushan except for his forced confession to the Pakistani Army under torture. This evidence is of no value in any court, so, Pakistani Army tried Kulbhushan in a hush-hush manner in its military court.
Despite India asking Pakistan to allow the Indian Ambassador to meet Kulbhushan 13 times, Pakistan bluntly refused. This is against the Geneva Convention.
A day or two before Jhadav was suddenly awarded death sentence, news surfaced in Pakistani media in a big way that their Lt Col rank officer, most probably an ISI spy, has gone missing from a border town of Nepal with India. Pakistani media is awash with the news that he has been kidnapped by the Indians so that he can be swapped for Kulbhushan Jhadav. Looks like Pakistani Army believed this news and hurriedly awarded death sentence to Kulbhushan to pre-empt the possible Indian plan.
But, the big question is, if that ex-Army officer of theirs is really in Indian hands, are they prepared to sacrifice him? Looks like somebody in the Pakistani Army has botched up their plan. With the current media hype in Pakistan, it does not appear possible for Pakistan Army to retract their steps on Kulbhushan. Though, after reaction in India with the entire country standing as one asking for the release of Kulbhushan, they are now suggesting ways as to how their President can grant mercy. Now Kulbhushan is in any case is of no use to Pakistan Army because they have already achieved their aim of spoiling relations with India.
Indian political masters who for last 70 years have been trying to have good relations with Pakistan, after this Kulbhushan Jhadav affair, should finally learn their lesson that Pakistan which is run by their army, will never allow good relations with India. And the reasons are not far to seek.
By their propaganda of depicting India as an enemy about to gobble up Pakistan but for the Army, 70 per cent of the population of Pakistan believes them. As a result, not only Pakistani Army enjoys popularity, it also runs 20 billion dollars' worth of business in Pakistan. Surely, Pakistani Army is not going to give it all up just for the sake of good relations with India. If Pakistan goes ahead with the hanging of Kulbhushan Jhadav then India should break all relations with Pakistan. India must go all out to support the independence movement in Balochistan and even Sindh. It must also go hammer and tongs with the Indus Water Treaty. Let us starve Pakistan of water till it stops cross border terrorism.
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