Pakistan military's announcement of death sentence to former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav has sparked a fresh round of debate on the fate of Indian citizens imprisoned in the neighbouring country.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh today while speaking at Aaj Tak's Lokmat said that the government will go to any extent to save Jadhav. Singh raised crucial questions on the claims made by the Pakistan authorities about Jadhav.
Singh said that Jadhav, who was a businessman in Iran and made frequent trips between Chabahar port and Tehran. Jadhav was kidnapped from Chabahar by Pakistan's security agency.
"After kidnapping him, Pakistan in a press conference said that they found a valid Indian passport on him. I believe if Jadhav had been a spy he would not have carried a valid passport," said Singh.
He added that the whole of India condemns Pakistan's death sentence for Jadhav. The home minister went on to say that the entire incident came across as a pre-planned murder.
"With surgical strikes we proved that we can go beyond our territory and attack terrorists," said Rajnath when asked about how to tame Pakistan. Despite several attempts by India, Pakistan denied consular access to Jadhav.
Earlier today, the BJP-led government was today cornered by the Opposition. However, leaders across the political spectrum unanimously called for an immediate action into the matter.