Kulbhushan Jadhav

Kulbhushan Jadhav
BornKulbhushan Jadhav[1]
(1970-04-16) 16 April 1970 (age 48)[2]
ResidenceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
OccupationNaval officer (Pakistani claim)
Ex-naval officer (Indian claim)
Parent(s)Sudhir Jadhav (father)[3]
Avanti Jadhav (mother)[4]
Spying career
Allegiance India

Research and Analysis Wing "agent" and in-service naval officer (Pakistani claim)[5]

"Businesses man" and ex-Navy officer (Indian claim)
Codename(s)Hussain Mubarak Patel (Pakistani claim)[5]
 Monkey (Pakistani claim)[6][7]
Military career
Service/branch Indian Navy
Years of service1987–present (Pakistani claim)[5]
1987–2001 (Indian claim)

Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav (also spelled Kulbhushan Yadav, alleged alias Hussain Mubarak Patel)[8][9] (born 16 April 1970) is an Indian national who was arrested in the Pakistani province of Balochistan on charges of terrorism and spying for India's intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing.[10][11]

The Pakistani government stated that he was a serving commander 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.[12][13] The Indian government recognised Jadhav as a former naval officer but denied any current links with him and maintained that he took premature retirement and was possibly abducted from Iran.[14][15][16]

On 10 April 2017, Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Field General Court Martial in Pakistan.[17][18] On 18 May 2017, the International Court of Justice stayed the execution pending the final judgement on the case.[19][20]


Jadhav was born in Sangli, Maharashtra, on 16 April 1970 to Sudhir and Avanti Jadhav.[3][4][21] His father is a retired Mumbai Police officer.[4][22]

Jadhav is married and has two children.[23] His family resides in Powai, Mumbai.[21][22] According to reports in the Pakistani media, Jadhav joined the Indian National Defence Academy in 1987 and was commissioned in the engineering branch of the Indian Navy in 1991.[8]

Pakistani media has also reported that he began to gather information and intelligence within India after the 2001 attack on the Parliament of India. After 14 years of service, he was inducted into intelligence operations in 2003 and established a small business in Chabahar in Iran from where he made several undetected visits to Karachi and Balochistan.[24][25][26]

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