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Chapter 17: The Hapless Fate of an Alleged Spy
The Hapless Fate of an Alleged Spy
In April 2017, an Indian national, Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, was arrested by the Pakistani government on charges of spying in the Balochistan region. Shortly thereafter, the Indian government arrested Colonel Zahir, allegedly a spy operating in the Baloch-Iran area. This chapter analyses the allegations and counter-allegations through a game where two countries, each of which has captured an alleged enemy spy, have to decide whether to defend their own national or not.29
[Page 75]The world's second oldest profession was much in the news in the middle of 2017, which was strange given the obscurity usually attending people accused of spying. For instance, do you even know about Ravindra Kaushik, a deep-cover agent ...