Kulbhushan Jadhav, convicted ‘spy’ in Pak & his Jammu Connection

Kulbhushan Singh Jadhav, an Indian national was arrested in Balochistan, Pakistan on 3 March 2016 over charges of terrorism and spying for India’s intelligence agency, R&AW. On 10 April 2017, Yadav was sentenced to death by a Field General Court Martial (FGCM) in Pakistan. This has attracted to widespread opprobrium across political and defense spectrum. The Pakistani government states that he is a serving commander-ranked officer in the Indian Navy who was involved in subversive activities inside Pakistan, and was arrested on 3 March 2016 during a counter-intelligence operation in Balochistan.

The Indian Govt has denied links with him and maintains that this case has been conjured up by the Pak govt.


Kulbhushan Jadhav shares a deep connection with Jammu city. He was married in Jammu around two decades back. He is married to Neena, the daughter of retired air force officer Narendra Singh Bali R/o Sainik Colony, Jammu.


Kulbhushan often visited sasural

Kulbhushan was a colleague of Navneet Bali, elder brother of Neena during his time at National Defense Academy (NDA). Both, Kulbhushan and Navneet later joined Indian Navy, and soon their friendship became a family-tie. Jadhav’s baraat came to Jammu, and after his marriage, he often visited Jammu.

Around 12 years back, when Jadhav’s father-in-law Narendra Singh Bali passed away, his in-laws shifted to Delhi. Since then, his visits ceased.

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