LAHORE: Commmandor Kulbushan Yadav is not only first Spy of Indian intelligence that have been apprehended spying in Pakistan. Number of Indian spies are hand-cuffed across Pakistan borders. Here is some of the list.
1) Ravindra Kaushik: RAW agent was taught which have mastered native languages Urdu and Punjabi dialects, given religious training and familiar with the geology and different insights about Pakistan. In the age of 23, Kaushik entered Pakistan in 1975 on a mission from Delhi.
Working under the title name of “Nabi Ahmed Shakir,” Ravindra Kaushik had then succeeded in finding a regular citizen representative’s occupation in the Military Accounts Department of the Pakistan Army.He had even married a neighborhood lady, who was the little girl of a tailor in one of the Army units, and had also produced offsprings. Undercover agent passes significant data to Indian Intelligence RAW from 1979 to 1983.
In September 1983, Indian another officer had sent a uncover agent, Inayat Masih. But some how he learned that Kaushik real face was exposed to Pakistan Intelligence and was questioned for almost two years in Sialkot jail. He was sentenced death penalty in 1985, later his sentence was driven to a life term in custody by the order of Pakistan Supreme Court. He was kept in different jails across pakistan for a long time, and on July 26, 1999, he had succumbed to Pulmonary Tuberculosis and coronary illness at the Multan Jail.
2) Sarabjit Singh: Another RAW agent Sarabjit Singh also known as Manjit Singh was imprisoned on the charges of terrorism. Pakistan Supreme Court charge him for sequences of bomb attacks that had slaughtered 14 people in Lahore and Faisalabad amid 1990.
Instead, Manjit Singh claimed he was a farmer who had by mistaken came into Pakistan from his village located on the border, three months after the bombings.
While he was languishing in a Lahore prison in April 26, 2013, fellow inmates with bricks, sharp metal sheets, iron rods and blades attacked Sarabjit Singh. He had died six days later at a Lahore Hospital.
3) Kashmir Singh: He was one of the Indian spies that were released by the Government of Pakistan. The convict was released to promote humanitarian ground and also promote mutual relationship between two countries. He was freed with the Presidential pardon by General Pervez Musharraf.
He was lodged in seven different jails in Pakistan and was kept in solitary confinement for 17 long years. On March 4, 2008, he was released by Pakistan and entered India through the Wagah border.
4) Surjeet Singh: In 2012, on July of that year, another Indian spy was discharged at the age of 73 after imprisonment of more than 30 years in a Pakistani jail.
The BBC News had maintained: “When Surjeet Singh left home to go to Pakistan on a cold winter’s day in December 1981, he told his wife he would return very soon. It was 30 years and six months before they saw each other again and his sheer black beard had turned white. While he was incarcerated for spying in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail, his family had given him up as dead. He was utterly isolated; he didn’t receive a single visitor or even a letter. Some of his time in prison was spent awaiting his end on death row. Once on home ground, he stunned everyone by openly admitting that he had gone to Pakistan “to spy.” India has always denied claims by those returning after stints in Pakistani jails that they were spies for India. But after what felt like an enormous personal sacrifice for his country, Mr Singh is hurt – and angry- by the denial.”
The BBC as saying quoted him: “It was the Indian government which sent me to Pakistan. I did not go there on my own.”
In his absence, he said the Indian Army had waged his family a monthly allowance of 150 rupees.
He had questioned the BBC correspondent: “If I didn’t work for them, then why did they pay my family? I have documentary proof; I will go to the Supreme Court to get what is my right. I did 85 trips to Pakistan. I would visit Pakistan and bring back documents for the Army. I always returned the next day. I had never had any trouble.”
Surjeet Singh was detained in Lahore and taken to an Army cell for probe. In 1985, an Army court had sentenced him to death and in 1989; President Ghulam Ishaq Khan had acknowledged his mercy plea to change his sentence into lifetime in jail.
5) Ramraj: RAW agent who was sent to Pakistan on September 18, 2004 but was detained on very next day. He served for Indian Intelligence agency for 18 years as a spies guide.
According to Indian channel; “Ramraj was finally sentenced to jail in Pakistan for six years. Upon returning to India after almost eight years in February 2004, he tried to reach out to the officials who had sent him as a spy, but Ramraj says they refused to recognize him. Then came Gurbaksh Ram; after completing a year of training, he was sent to Pakistan in 1988. His job was to garner information about the arms and ammunitions used by the Pakistan military. With the job done, he was returning to India after two years but was caught on the border. He was taken to Sialkot’s Gora jail for interrogation and was confined there for around two-and-a-half years. The documents he had collected were also seized and he was sentenced to 14 years in prison. He was released from jail in 2006.”
6) Satpal: In 1999, when the Kargil war was on, Satpal was sent to Pakistan as a spy by an agency he was working for, and died in a Pakistan jail a year after. His corpse was sent back to India the same year.
7) Ram Prakash: He was skilled as a photographer for many years before he was sent by Indian intelligence agency to Pakistan in 1994. While going back to India on June 1997, he was detained and probed in Sialkot’s Gora jail for a year. He was kept under detention before a court bound him for 10 years in. Amid interrogation he revealed, he had passed the border for almost 75 times in three years before being arrested by the Pakistani agencies. He was freed back to India on July 7, 2008.
8) Om Prakash: Om Prakash had gone to Pakistan on a secret assignment in 1998. His family members claimed they have no clue whether he was dead or alive.
9) Suram Singh: Suram says he tried to enter Pakistan in 1974, but was apprehended by the Pakistani Rangers on the border itself. He was interrogated for about four months in Sialkot’s Gora jail, and had spent around 13 years and seven months in different jails of Pakistan before being deported back in 1988.
Vinod, the President of the Jammu Ex-Sleuths Association, had worked as a spy for an Indian intelligence agency. He was taxi driver before he was lured to work as a sleuth by an intelligence official, who had boarded his taxi as a passenger. Sawhney was taken in by the man’s beguiling offer of a government job.
He was sent to Pakistan in 1977 and was arrested in the same year. After interrogation and trial, he was sentenced to jail for 11 years. In March 1988, he was sent back to India.
11) Balwir Singh:
Balwir was sent to Pakistan in 1971 and was arrested in 1974. After completing his sentence of 12 years in prison, he was sent back to India in 1986. On getting no support from the officials and the agency that had sent him to Pakistan, Balwir took them to court. In 1986, an Indian court had announced a compensation for Balwir Singh and had ordered that it be given to him in the next three months. The compensation never arrived though.
Devut had gone to Pakistan sometime during mid 1990s and came back to India on December 23, 2006 after serving a jail sentence.
Sunil was sent to Pakistan in April 2011 and is probably still languishing in a Pakistani jail.
In 1992, Daniel had started working as a spy for an Indian intelligence agency and was caught in 1993 while crossing the border with Pakistan. After serving his period of sentence, he was sent back to India in 1997.