Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) (alleged)
||Hussain Mubarak Patel (alleged)
16 April 1970 |
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
||Sudhir Jadhav (father)
Avanti Jadhav (mother)
Naval officer (Pakistani claim)
Ex-naval officer (Indian claim)
|Years of service
||1987–present (Pakistani claim)
1987–2001 (Indian claim)
Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav (also spelled Kulbhushan Yadav, alias (alleged) Hussain Mubarak Patel)
 (born 16 April 1970) is an Indian national arrested in
Balochistan, Pakistan, over charges of
spying for India's intelligence agency, the
Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).
Pakistani government states that he is 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.
Indian government recognises Jadhav as a former naval officer, but denies any links with him and maintains he took premature retirement and was possibly abducted from Iran.
On 10 April 2017, Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Field General
Court Martial (FGCM) in Pakistan.
 On 18 May 2017, the
International Court of Justice stayed the hanging of Jadhav after India approached it against the death sentence.